[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
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.