really aweful naming convention I dislike

Andrew Fort afort at
Tue Feb 7 09:18:37 UTC 2006

On 14/01/2006, at 3:25 AM, Justin Grote wrote:

> Indeed. The closest way I could think to coming up with a unified  
> description for would be an XML DTD, but again, that's hard to  
> develop a schema that could include every possible device  
> description, and I'm not that smart :)

does NETCONF help?  (

one of netconf's aims is to allow vendor 'uniqueness' to be  
expressed.  it's more about standardising the data exchange protocol  
rather than the configuration language itself, so it doesn't solve  
the exact problem you're talking about.  The idea is to remove the  
messiness of expect-driven CLI sessions, which is a pretty good  
start.  I'm sure i got part of that wrong, though :-).

for those with a bit of spare time and a cisco account, hassle your  
account team to let you try the "Enhanced Device Interface" (their  
netconf shell).


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