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snmpconf BCP Version -08 posted
I have just posted version -08 of the illustrious draft-ietf-snmpconf-bcp
series ("Configuring Networks and Devices With SNMP") to the
Given that I'm not doing my usual just-before-IETF-cutoff-beat-the-clock
routine here for once, this should get fairly timely arrival in the i-d
repository. However, for anybody seeking a sneak peek, you can find the
entire -08 menagerie (nroff, txt, diffs, etc) along with the archived
remnants of -07 at http://www.tiac.net/users/wayne/snmpconf/. I find I
don't make enemies of your network admins if I don't try to attach these
things to list mail. :)
Primary wg input for this rev came from Bert Wijnen, Randy Preshun, David
Harrington (I think), Andy Bierman and David Partain. Apologies to anybody
That web site cited above has the very diff summary I'm about to give you,
but I'll put this here anyways. The biggest change is we've taken on a
new co-author, David Partain. Aside from that, it mostly reads like...
* Removed section "Order of varbinds in a SET PDU" and discussion on
indexing columnar items from one (1) rather than zero (0). Both based on
delayed reaction to comments received from Dave Perkins and Andy Bierman.
* Removed prior section 5.1, "Designing Configuration Management Software"
intro. Retitled section 5.2 (previously "Protocol Operations")
"Configuration Application Interactions with Managed Systems" (this was to
address issues Bert had with the whole flow of Sec. 5).
* Linguistic tightening of sections at Bert's request, and a number of
related changes to sentence structure and emphasis without changes to
semantic meaning. Clarification generally introduced by deletion of that
which wasn't clear or necessarily useful, particularly through Chapters 4
* Hyphenation behavior in nroff turned off. Now all lines in text should
not end with hyphens (unless they're hyphenated words).
* Section headers now in mixed case INSTEAD OF ALL CAPS.
* Bibliographical document references added where appropriate and not
* Example on HVAC MIB usage provided after the HVAC MIB.
* David Partain added as editor (buy the man a drink! :)
* Various NROFF errors fixed.
* References to INET-ADDRESS-MIB objects updated to use those from most
* A number of changes done as suggested by Bert to bring MIB into
compliance with current SMI and practices: e.g., all INTEGER SYNTAX object
types changed to Unsigned32, SnmpAdminString used where appropriate,
read-create used instead of read-write for ACCESS of modifiable and
creatable table objects
* More explanatory text added throughout MIB description clauses.
* StorageType TC-derived object types added to HVAC MIB tables.
* Indices in tables which were inappropriately set with an ACCESS of
read-only are now not-accessible.
* Other references in HVAC MIB intro which were incorrectly specifying what
they referenced fixed.
Comments and input welcome.
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