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Re: snmpconf General Functional Questions

on 07/05/2000 6:28 PM, Joel M. Halpern at joel@mcquillan.com wrote:

> The problem with I have with your proposal is two fold:
> A) Your objection to alternative 2 (roughly what is on the table, stated
> somewhat oddly) is in your concern about whether someone should be able to
> override policy.  If they have the access to write directly to the
> variable, then they should be able to do so.  They should not have to
> understand the policy tables and find the correct place to markt "I mean
> this"  If they are making the change, they mean it.

Obviously I agree with Joel's assessment.

An item we have yet to discuss is how often policies are evaluated on a
system. The need for this is exists independently of the current discussion.