Reusing HTTP where you wouldn’t expect to see it

A nice surprise turned up in my IETF mailbox this yesterday, Applying WebDAV to Network Configuration Management Problems.

This memo examines the potential of using WWW Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) technologies to address the problems of network configuration management. It reviews requirements and issues that have been identified in IETF network configuration management and operator requirements discussions, matching these requirements and issues with various WebDAV facilities. It concludes by identifying areas for further exploration.

Bravo. We need more of this kind of reuse-friendly work.

Which reminds me … I forgot to mention that an Internet Draft that I wrote with Dan Connolly on a related topic (reuse, in the context of registries) was published too.

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