Writable SNMP

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 14:01:26 CST 2011


On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Dorian Kim <dorian at blackrose.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 06, 2011 at 12:15:35PM -0500, Mauch, Jared wrote:
>> > Also, who tests snmp WRITE in their code? at scale? for daily
>> > operations tasks? ... (didn't the snmp incident in 2002 teach us
>> > something?)
>>
>> There's no reason one can't program a device with SNMP, the main issue IMHO
>
> There is one good reason. Every vendor seem to assign a junior intern to
> maintanining SNMP code, so you are interfacing with your router via a very
> suspect interface.

this is exactly my 'testing' commment... and you thought bgp bugs were
painful :)



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