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YAML – Yet Another YAML Lover

John Herbert of Lame Journal writes:

This week I decided I wanted to write a program that would grab the routing table from a Junos router so I could look at monitoring differences before and after a change and see if anything in the routing table had changed.

Forget that this is Junos for a moment and imagine you could do this for any underlying router supporting NETCONF, and start thinking what you could do.

Expanding support for tools such as YAML will make programming networking devices much easier down the road.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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