> when you have to scale, tweaking single devices is just not on.
Which is where using an application helps to automate and coordinate the process. CLI scripting is one way to automate the process, but SNMP applications are much more able to respond to a wide variety of differences or changes in the environment, and apply appropriately adjusted configurations to multiple devices.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Bush [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 3:15 PM
> To: MacFaden, Mike
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: 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.