[quagga-dev 4145] Re: example libzebra zclient utility

Alexander Gall gall at switch.ch
Mon May 15 20:00:02 BST 2006

On Mon, 15 May 2006 17:23:21 +0100 (IST), Paul Jakma <paul at clubi.ie> said:

> ObFuture: One of our mid-term goals is to make Quagga be controllable 
> via command-line tools. "So you configure it by *telneting* to it?" 
> was a question that came up (again) in the Sun PSARC meeting for 
> Quagga. ;)

> Short-term, ad-hoc zserv commands will do fine however longer-term 
> it'd be nice to use a more general protocol, one well-supported with 
> bindings in popular languages. Thoughts on what would be a good 
> choice for that protocol would be nice (Sun RPC? :) D-Bus? ???)

How about netconf
<http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/netconf-charter.html>? The protocol
is basically finished (most drafts are in the RFC editors queue).
This is supposed to be the future standard for this type of thing.
It's basically RPC on top of XML.


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