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vendor capabilities - is this actually a good idea?


Glenn's presentation this morning mentioned the idea of letting
the vendors define their own extensions to SNMP and that
we include a method in the capabilities MIB to handle
this situation.

Do we really want to do this?  This sounds like something that
will make multi-vendor management a lot more complicated.  
The enhancements that EOS is proposing will be defined in RFCs.
Where will vendor extensions be properly defined? Is there enough 
benefit in supporting vendor extensions to off-set the management 

Sharon Chisholm
Preside Management
Nortel Networks
Ottawa, Ontario