"Frank" == Frank Yeh <fyeh(_at_)us(_dot_)ibm(_dot_)com> writes:
Frank> Standardized VS vendor-specific attributes is not something that
needs to be
Frank> solved today. Solutions can start with vendor-specific and migrate
Frank> standard, if one develops, without changing the protocol. The
Frank> should not preclude the addition of standardized attributes. IE the
Frank> specification is like an alphabet, attributes are like vocabulary.
You can add
Frank> new words without changing the letters.
One of the things coming out of the most recent BOF was a strong
desire for PA-level interoperability. That can be accomplished
through standardized attributes or vendor-specific attributes that are
sufficiently well documented (and not subject to patents) that third
parties can implement collectors or analysis tools that interoperate
with the vendor tools for the vendor attributes.
Will we be able to meet these interoperability goals? Why or why not?
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