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

I hope "to tweak endless number of configuration bits" is not 
being put forward as best practice for network configuration.

The existence of a (small fraction) of R/W MIB variables is not a very
compelling argument for the "best practice" claim. Can you name the
operator of a network who would say that they configure their network
through SNMP? 

This is different from using SNMP for monitoring and tweaking.


At 03:14 PM 1/14/2002, Randy Bush wrote:
>> 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. 
>when you have to scale, tweaking single devices is just not on.  
>the canonic configuration is on a disk drive.