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[REBOL] Re: Additional network protocols...

From: holger:rebol at: 24-Oct-2001 7:33

On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 08:23:50AM +0000, Francois Prowse wrote:
> I can see real benifit here for Rebol to support current SNMP (and SNMP > v3)
I am not so sure. SNMP is a very specialized protocol, mostly interesting for network admins. Not exactly a mass market :-). Plus there are some SNMP libraries out there that REBOL could probably interface to quite easily. On the technical side the problem is that SNMP, like LDAP, requires ASN.1. We do have an ASN.1 engine in Command, because it is needed for X.509 certificate handling in SSL, but the engine is currently internal only, not accessible from REBOL. To us LDAP is a higher priority than SNMP, because of its wider use. If/when we add LDAP support, SNMP support might be added as well, but no promises yet. In any case it will probably be for Command only, because ASN.1 engines tend to be very large. No time line for any of this yet. The protocols are on our list, but other things take precedence for now. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]