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snmpconf Setcli accessor function - suggested resolution
Thanks to all who have participated in the setcli() discussion.
Just to demonstrate the value of such discussions, I'm afraid
that I have been swayed...
The "ugly hack" is exactly that. I have decided that I
agree that it's not appropriate for standardization since
it is inherently a vendor-specific thing. There have been
several strong opinions stated that seemed to push for this
way of thinking.
But we also have the reality that some vendors may need such a
thing in the short term.
My suggestion is that rather than standardize even the name
and a set of error codes (which was all that was suggested),
- recognize that vendors are going to do vendor-specific
- document the way that vendor-specific extensions are to be
- in the section describing this, outline one possible
vendor-specific extension that vendors COULD implement,
including the name and a small set of return codes
This removes setcli() from any kind of standardization and
puts the responsibility for the ugly hack squarely on the
With kind regards,
David Partain David.Partain@ericsson.com
Ericsson Radio Systems AB Tel: +46 13 28 41 44
Research and Innovation Fax: +46 13 28 75 67
P.O. Box 1248 http://linlab.ericsson.se/~epkpart
SE-581 12 Linköping, Sweden