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Re: Why are we doing netconf?
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David Harrington wrote:
> I would like a better understasnding of why we are doing
> notifications. I am struck by what appears to me to be two very
> different drivers for netconf, and the "why are we doing
> notifications?" question relates to these different motivations.
> I am bothered by the fact that netconf, a configuration protocol, is
> being redesigned in the current proposal to carry syslog messages that
> may have nothing to do with configuration, and it is expected that
> even more stuff, also possibly not related to configuration, will be
> carried in a new event message format. Operators at the IAB Network
> Management Workshop apparently did not find syslog sufficiently broken
> to request that a new event messaging capability be designed, so I
> have concerns that the current proposal includes a brand-new
> notification solution.
It sounds like at least one person working on syslog thinks there is
value in a brand-new notification solution, and I believe him. :)
For me the first question is whether this should be done in NETCONF or
perhaps in a new working group. I don't know too much about it, but
since the scope seems very broad, I think maybe a new working group
makes sense, and NETCONF can declare victory.
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