Re: mapping between entities and resources...

Manu Kaycee <kaycee@andr.ub.com> Wed, 14 April 1993 19:49 UTC

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From: Manu Kaycee <kaycee@andr.ub.com>
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To: rlstewart@eng.xyplex.com
Subject: Re: mapping between entities and resources...
Cc: chassismib@cs.utk.edu, kaycee@andr.ub.com

Bob,

> Admitting that I haven't yet carefully read and considered the recent
> contributions, I wonder if it isn't best to at least encourage "resource" to
> mean something relatively physical, like an external port or an internal
> network segment.  Given that model, I'd expect to have, say, a bridge and a
> router share a port resource, rather than create multiple virtual port
> resources in different shapes and colors just so we can appear to have one to
> one mapping.

I agree with you, in more ways that one.  Such an attribute adds to elegance.

As discussed earlier, one could, say, define the proverbial "brouter" which
would encapsulate the bridge and router(s) into a single entity instance.
I don't quite like it, but can learn to live with it.

I'm curious.  How do other feel?

> 
> 	Bob


/Manu.