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Re: Proper authentication model

  • From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
  • Date: Wed Jan 12 06:27:30 2005

On 12-jan-05, at 11:30, Gernot W. Schmied wrote:

True out of band management networks are very hard to build and very hard to use, and you run the risk that you can't get at your stuff because the management network is down.

IS-IS can be highly recommended for true out of band management, it is reachable when IP goes down the drain entirely.
To me, true "out of band management" means that the management traffic doesn't flow over production links. You are right that IS-IS can continue to function when IP is confused (although with integrated IS-IS OSI will probably be just as confused as IP). But IS-IS isn't a management protocol, of course. :-)

IPv6 is also very useful in providing non-IPv4 management.





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