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Re: snmpconf To Do list items


Jon wrote:
>         1. I think it was Bert that raised the question about more
> examples in the BCP. Is this correct? In either case we should probably
> add one or two to the BCP for the policy section as examples of good
> ways to use the system. I believe that Hongal can help with this.

Bert replied:
> When the discussion came up about a simple and a complex example,
> Brian Carpenter suggested that the example presented by Hongal
> was far more complex then real life ISPs would want to do. He suggested
> a simple """data from customer A" gets special threatment is a more
> simpler and realistic example. So I suggested to do that one, but also
> keep the one that Hongal presented.

Harrie wrote:
> There is already an example in the diffserv-policy draft.
> It does not have a full-blown scripting example as would be used
> in the policy-mib module, but I attempted to keep it as simple
> as possible.
> Therefore, I start to wonder where do we want to put the example
> of Hongal. I don't think it is the policy-mib draft and the
> diffserv-policy draft already has an example.
> one thing that was good with the example of Hongal was how to
> use vendor extensions, but that is IMHO a diffserv-example.

Jon responded:
> How would it be if we put a number of examples in the BCP in
> the section that deals with policy. We could use the script
> as an example of how to write a concise script for a fairly
> complicated system.
> There are two a couple of other examples that should go in there
> as well. We could reference the BCP in the other documents in
> such a way that it is not a normative reference but something
> people could look into if they wanted.

Hongal wrote:

> I do not see a strong reason not to include this example in
> the policy document considering the fact that this example is
> focused at
> 1.  An example policy description, rules and their equivalent
> 'Filter' and 'Action' code segment.
> 2.  Action part shows how an vendor extension access function
> can be used to clone the data path template.
> 3.  How we populate  data in pmPolicyTable, pmRoleTable,
> ElementTable  tables.
> 4.  Of course I tried to visualize the cloning part with
> tables, which is only for the purpose to support the example,
> not to focus on theory of differentiated services.

I believe that Hongal's example would be extremely useful
and think that it should go in the diffserv policy MIB.
I do not think that it should be in the PM module since I
don't think we should have technology-specific examples there.
It's rather diffserv-specific, and it's very like the example
we already have in the diffserv policy MIB, so I'm not sure
that the BCP is the right place either, but I really don't have
a strong preference.  Two examples is certainly a good thing.


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