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RE: Outsourcing and Provisioning common model
Actually, this does not affect the protocol at all. It is mainly a question
of PIB structures. It is also worth pointing out that with the proper
outsourcing semantics defined through PIBS, this will not only be useful to
RSVP, but to any protocol with a control plain requiring configuration
policies for the data plain.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Man.M.Li@nokia.com [mailto:Man.M.Li@nokia.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 8:37 PM
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> Subject: RE: Outsourcing and Provisioning common model
> If I understand it correctly, 3GPP would like to use COPS-PR
> for the GO interface and they have a tight schedule for their
> next release. If we keep on changing the COPS protocols, is
> it possible that people who are friendly with COPS will pick
> up an alternative solution (SNMP or even Radius) simply for
> stability reasons. By the time we come up with a perfect COPS
> solution, many have already stood behind other protocols.
> This applies not only to folks in 3GPP but also to those who
> are interested in using COPS for policy management. Timing
> may be everything for gaining market recognition. Without
> market share, what is a perfect solution good for?