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Implementation Notes and Experience for the Internet Ethernet MIB (RFC1369)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002193D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 6 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

F. Kastenholz: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Ethernet MIB Working group has been tasked with the following two work items:

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Network Working Group F. Kastenholz

Request for Comments: 1369 FTP Software

October 1992

Implementation Notes and Experience for

The Internet Ethernet MIB

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................ 1

2. Observations ................................................ 2

3. Conclusions ................................................. 3

4. Final Action ................................................ 4

5. Implementation Data ......................................... 5

6. Security Considerations ..................................... 7

7. Author's Address ............................................ 7

1. Introduction

The Ethernet MIB Working group has been tasked with the following two

work items:

1) Develop a document explaining the rationale for assigning

MANDATORY status to MIB variables which are optional in

the relevant IEEE 802.3 specification (the technical

basis for the Internet Ethernet MIB). This shall not be a

standards-track document.

(2) Develop an implementation report on the Ethernet MIB.

This report shall cover MIB variables which are

implemented in both Ethernet interface chips, and in

software (i.e., drivers), and discuss the issues

pertaining to both. This report shall also summarize

field experience with the MIB variables, especially

concentrating on those variables which are in dispute.

This document shall not be a standards-track document.

While the Ethernet MIB is progressing through the

standardization process, this document shall be

periodically updated to reflect the latest implementation

and operational experience.

This document reflects the currently known status of 11 different

implementations of the MIB by 7 different vendors on 7 different

Ethernet interface chips.

2. Observations

There are some interesting points to be noted from this information:

1) Only 4 variables are actually implemented in all

implementations: AlignmentErrors, FCSErrors,

ExcessiveCollisions and InternalMacTransmitErrors.

2) There were another five variables implemented in all but

one of the reported implementations,

SingleCollisionFrames, MultipleCol...