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Re: Review of draft-ietf-snmpconf-bcp-07

> SNMP is an application layer protocol
> so SNMP can't do any initial device configuration. 
> Once a cable modem is up and running cable modems and cable modem head
> ends are managed via SNMP to tweak and endless number of
> configuration bits. See RFC 2669, 2670 or give Rich Woundy
> at Cisco a call.

when you have to scale, tweaking single devices is just not on.  the
canonic configuration is on a disk drive.