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Re: Comments on draft-ietf-snmpconf-bcp-08.txt



On Friday 24 May 2002 08:44 pm, Carl W. Kalbfleisch wrote:
> I just read over the lastest snmp conf BCP. This document is *very*
> useful. We will be able to make use of this informationin some work
> that we are doing now. Good work!!!
>
> I have a couple comments.
>
> There is a ">" at the beginning of this sentence:
>     5.1.  Configuration Application Interactions with Managed Systems
>
>     >From the point of view of the design of the management application,
>
> This section is a little unclear...
>
> > 5.1.3.  Tracking Configuration Changes
> >
> > As previously described in Section 3.3.5 (Summary Objects and State
> > Tracking), agents should provide the capability for notifications to
> > be sent to their configured management systems whenever a
> > configuration operation is attempted or completed.  The management
> > application must be prepared to accept these notifications so that it
> > knows the current configured state of the devices under its control. 
> > Some configuration management applications may consume data from the
> > managed devices that
>
> This is a little unclear to me. Consume makes it sound like the data
> comes in the notification. But what is meant is that the notification
> starts a process of gathering data. Instead of the sentence starting
> with "Some configuration...", I would suggest something like "Upon
> receipt of the notification, the management application should use
> get-bulk or
> get-next to retrieve the configuration from the agent and store it (in a
> database).
>
> Thanks again for this piece of work. I am sure it will prove useful.
>
> Carl

Carl, thanks for the read and the comments. Assuming that there are no 
objections, we can incorporate your revision in the version we pass on to 
our ADs.

/jon

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