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Re: Need some info on network management
On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, [iso-8859-1] Savitha Kumar wrote: > them, accounting management which is one of the FCAPS > functionality is not supported on any of the NMS's. I think you have your networking models confused. FCAPS is part of the ITU model for TMN-layers. You need to look at ITU networks, such as the telephone network, which extensively collects accounting data. Trying to apply ITU network models to the Internet will just make your head hurt. > So I thought it would make sense if I contact a > network operations group regarding this. Can you > please throw some light on the following - > 1. Why is "accounting" not part of most of the NMS's? > 2. What do service providers use for billing their > customers? Because most Internet providers have a different billing model. In the Internet, accounting is usually part of AAA systems not NMS systems. Of course, on the Internet NMS systems are not the same thing as NMS in the ITU model either. I'm not arguing one model is better than the other, but its a bad idea to try to apply the wrong model to the wrong network.