Re: [Idr] Configuration objects in BGP MIB v2: Call for consenus

bill fumerola <billf@mu.org> Mon, 14 July 2008 18:43 UTC

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From: bill fumerola <billf@mu.org>
To: Simon Leinen <simon.leinen@switch.ch>
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Subject: Re: [Idr] Configuration objects in BGP MIB v2: Call for consenus
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On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 08:04:07PM +0200, Simon Leinen wrote:
> I strongly suggest dropping the configuration objects from BGP MIB v2.
> They wouldn't be used much anyway, and their presence will just slow
> down progress of the important (read-only) parts of the MIB.

i would agree, given the work going on in NETCONF. i believe anything
more complex than a one-variable change is going to become out of style
for SNMP configuration of devices that support NETCONF. BGP changes
rarely if ever would be so simple. the lack of an atomic method of change
in SNMP makes BGP configuration via SNMP risky.

also as Mr. McPherson alludes to, the security of snmp configurations
in many sites remains simple and underprotected. a NETCONF setup would
almost certainly be configured to secure the authentication and control
plane in ways that most snmp installations fail to do.

-- bill
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