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Re: Looking glasses with programmatic interface?
### On Wed, 23 Jan 2002 10:24:25 +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer ### <firstname.lastname@example.org> casually decided to expound upon ### email@example.com the following thoughts about "Looking glasses with ### programmatic interface?": SB> What do you think of a standard XML-RPC API for looking glasses? There was some discussion during the OPS Area meeting at the London IETF on using XML for router configuration. I'm not certain anyone might have been willing to extend some of those concepts into the area of table dumps but you never know. At my previous employ, I had architected a non-router based solution for a distributed looking glass which involved dedicated route-listener boxes and peering sessions to obtain both internal and external routing table views. We began talks with NextHop (we were going to use gated) on incorporating our design requirements for a streaming datafeed which could then be collected and stored in a distributed datastore to be queried later via SQL or obtained as an object via a CORBA interface. I don't know how far NextHop had progressed on implimentation. Unfortunately, in light of market conditions and tightened budgets my employers felt that this was an unnecessary project and support for it was cut by my management. Maybe if there's renewed interest, further work can be continued in this area. -- /*===================[ Jake Khuon <khuon@NEEBU.Net> ]======================+ | Packet Plumber, Network Engineers /| / [~ [~ |) | | --------------- | | for Effective Bandwidth Utilisation / |/ [_ [_ |) |_| N E T W O R K S | +=========================================================================*/