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Re: a different view of SNMP

  • From: Mr. James W. Laferriere
  • Date: Sun Sep 05 13:34:24 1999

	Hello vadim,

On Sat, 4 Sep 1999, Vadim Antonov wrote:
> Ron Buchalski <[email protected]> wrote:
> >From: [email protected] (Greg A. Woods)
> >>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.
> >Well, could it be because Cisco routers _work_?  :-)

> Nah, that's because Cisco sometimes listens.  And, yes, lets the
> lowly users to talk to their actual engieers.  Or at least used
> to.
> (Hint - try to find who wrote some particular piece of code in Nortel).
	Yes the trouble is trying to find that individual . (IE
	they nolonger work there :-{) And the next individual most
	familiar with that code area has their own ideas one what 
	it should be doing which is at least 90-Degree's to what
	the original coder had in mind .

	That aside I was highly impressed with their use of the MIB's
	as command line setable variables .  But WOW try typing one
	of the longer ones just once & find you mis-typed it .

	They never have gotten a command line editor right :-{  JimL
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