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RE: STDCONF WG charter proposal
So Andy, if I understand it correctly, then this possible
charter says that it will deliver within max 6 months:
- agreed upon and specific requirements for standardized
CONFIGURATION of networks and network devices
- an agreed upon plan for potential deliverables.
At the end of the 6 month period (or ealier if those above
deliverables get done faster), we decide if we want to
re-charter the WG to continue on the plans presented.
Thanks for the initial step. I think it is a good one.
I think it might also be good if during those first 6
months, various people would try to sit together and start
experimenting with some real code to try and understand
better what the issues are. That probably can be a separate
effort, cause it is more of a "experiment/research" type effort.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Bierman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: woensdag 18 september 2002 1:24
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Randy Bush; Bert Wijnen
> Subject: STDCONF WG charter proposal
> I was asked by Randy Bush awhile back to write a charter proposal
> to continue discussion on the xmlconf list titled "where do
> we go from here". The following rough draft is intended to do
> just that.
> I avoided many technology specifics, because I didn't
> want to presume specific directions or solutions.
> I am including the OPS-NM list because this
> proposal is not specific to XML in any way.
> Standard Configuration (STDCONF) Working Group Charter
> There is a need for standardized configuration of networks
> and network devices, which meets the existing and emerging
> requirements of network operators and network equipment
> The working group will adopt existing technological standards
> and/or define new specifications for the purpose of advancing the
> quality of standards based network configuration technology
> within the Internet community. The working group will start
> with a clean slate, an is not required to build upon existing
> technology or be constrained to use specific technology for any
> reason. Technology reuse is a goal, but not nearly as important
> as the deployment of interoperable, standards-based technology
> which meets the needs of the Internet community.
> Several efforts have been made over the last two years to
> determine the requirements of network operators. The working
> group will consider the output of these efforts, and may
> conduct further investigations, to determine how to best
> meet the network configuration needs of the Internet community.
> This community is comprised of several different types of
> constituents, and the working group is not bound to create
> a single solution to meet the needs of everybody. There
> may be a need to specify multiple coordinated technologies
> to meet specific requirements of the entire community.
> The working group will specify mechanisms for the configuration
> of multiple devices within a network, as well as the configuration
> of a single network device. A management framework which
> can support operations across multiple devices, and operations
> initiated by a management application, a human operator,
> or a managed device, will be developed.
> The working group may choose to deploy these standards in a
> phased manner, by modularizing the problem space instead of
> addressing every detail at once. For example, the specification
> of management protocol transport(s), protocol operations,
> and security mechanisms may be developed before a standard
> data definition language or standard data definitions for
> specific protocol feature configuration are developed.
> The working group will specify the deployment plan and describe
> the document deliverables within 6 months of being chartered.
> The phased delivery of specifications will take between 12 and
> 24 additional months to complete.
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