> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Partain [mailto:David.Partain@ericsson.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 3:07
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Review of draft-ietf-snmpconf-bcp-07
> I think, given statements like "the community's best current
> thinking" and "what is believed to be the best way to perform
> some operations", that our "BCP" certainly qualifies to be
> called a "BCP". The document identifies what "is believed to
> be" the best way to do configuration with SNMP and represents
> the SNMP communities "best current thinking" on how to do that.
I think that some clarification from the standards gurus is called for here.
My rough understanding of BCP is that it describes the best way to perform an existing practice.
The term *thinking* implies something that *may not* be in use and hence is not a "Practice".
As I said in my review I find that some of the document does indeed describe in use practices. I think other parts of the document (particularly sections 4 and 5) are somewhat experimental and/or informational in nature.
My rough understanding of BCP is that it describes something that is commonly accepted. I think that many parts of the document describe interesting stuff but the stuff is not commonly accepted and hence not "Best" and possibly not "Current" (but it is a "Practice")
Enough said on this. Standards gurus go to work on this one.