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Re: a different view of SNMP

  • From: Greg A. Woods
  • Date: Sat Sep 04 16:52:42 1999

[ 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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