a different view of SNMP

Alex P. Rudnev alex at Relcom.EU.net
Mon Sep 6 10:24:47 UTC 1999

It's just the BRIGHT example when usage SNMP did not allow to create 
friendly configuration interface - all network admins here hate WellFleet 
for their confih methods and was happy to return back to CLI when they 
realised it' The first words they have saying when learned CISCO was 
_ohh, at least no GUI and SNMP!_ -:)

In comparasion, all hare use WWW interface CISCO implemented into their 
Catalist 19xx and 29xx series withouth complains and angry words... -:)

The reason - WWW is _SELF-DEFINED and SELF-HELPED_ protocol (sorry for 
the wrong english usage), SNMP with GUI are not at all... 

Thus, not everything us so easy to explain...


On Sat, 4 Sep 1999, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 16:51:41 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Greg A. Woods <woods at most.weird.com>
> To: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: Re: a different view of SNMP
> [ On Saturday, September 4, 1999 at 13:36:03 (-0700), Jerry Scharf wrote: ]
> > Subject: a different view of SNMP
> >
> > The bad news is that very few people in the network management world,
> > either within Cisco or elsewhere, believe this in any way. The only way
> > for this to become real is for a significant number of major customers to
> > demand this and make this a requirement of doing business with Cisco. When
> > mo demands that Cisco do SNMPV3, they listen. When people start putting
> > business on the line for this kind of thing, they will listen too.
> I sometimes wonder why Wellfleet nee Bay nee Nortel haven't already
> taken over most of Cisco's market share for this reason given their
> almost total embracement of SNMP for configuration and management.
> Sure, they did leave a wide market niche for third party font-end tools
> that actually worked, but at least they embraced the standards!  :-)
> -- 
> 							Greg A. Woods
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