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Re: snmpconf Conflict Resolution Issues

It is my opinion that deleting a policy should not directly cause a change 
in any attributes of any instances.  It may be reasonable to expect 
(depending upon our evaluation model) that the set of policies in effect 
should be re-evaluated, which my cause some existing policy to change the 
values of some objects.  Trying to perform a direct "unwinding" of a policy 
when it is deleted would, I think, be a very bad idea.

Joel M. Halpern

At 10:18 AM 6/22/00 -0400, Jon Saperia wrote:
>3. What happens when a policy is deleted? What if anything do you revert to?
>In the case of DIFFSERV, I do not see much of a problem since the traffic
>that would have been treated will in systems I know about,  pass through the
>system subject to the same 'rules' as the rest of the traffic. The problem
>is for other types of policy. For example;  a policy that causes the
>configuration of primary and secondary DNS servers. If the policy is
>removed, the systems could be left without knowing where to send DNS
>requests. I do not think we want to have the managed elements keep a scratch
>pad either (though some may choose to do this for a number of reasons - and
>we should not prohibit this).
>My suggestion is that we recommend in the BCP that policy managers that
>delete a policy, replace it with a default if appropriate or the parameters
>that existed prior to the installation of this policy. This will be a
>difficult problem to solve.