> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Natale [mailto:Bob.Natale@AppliedSNMP.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 18:40
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: the future of SNMP
> Filtering, selection, etc., can be done in the agent
> via Set-able MIB objects; most of the schemes proposed for MIB-
> based out-of-band bulkdata/file transfer would work just fine
> a practical sense.
I have to disagree with the above statement. In a *practical* sense many of these MIB schemes need special code not only in the agent but also in the manager. New special code needs to be created for each new MIB that gets designed to fix some problem. By adding protocol operations a general solution can be provided that can be implemented just once.