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Reassignment of experimental MIBs to standard MIBs (RFC1239) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002054D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 3K

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J.K. Reynolds: AUTHOR


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Network Working Group J. Reynolds

Request for Comments: 1239 ISI

Updates: RFCs 1229, 1230, 1231, 1232, 1233 June 1991

Reassignment of Experimental MIBs to Standard MIBs

Status of this Memo

This RFC specifies an IAB standards track protocol for the Internet

community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol

Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.


In the past, MIBs have been assigned arcs in the experimental MIB

namespace early in their development and then were not assigned arcs

in the standard MIB namespace until they reached Full Standard

status. This practice required vendors to revise their

implementations when a MIB went from Draft to Full Standard status,

even though there was probably no substantive technical change in the

definitions. This practice could also engender operational problems

in the field at an undesirably late stage of the standardization

process. It was also observed that this practice could discourage

implementation until the Full Standard stage and that this, too,

would be undesirable. So, a preferable practice is to assign arcs in

the standard MIB namespace at the earliest phase of standardization

and to preserve these assignments as the standard progresses.

This memo specifically updates:

RFC 1229 - "Extensions to the Generic-Interface MIB"

RFC 1230 - "IEEE 802.4 Token Bus MIB"

RFC 1231 - "IEEE 802.5 Token Ring MIB"

RFC 1232 - "Definitions of Managed Objects for the DS1 Interface


RFC 1233 - "Definitions of Managed Objects for the DS3 Interface


with new codes. In the future, consult each MIB publication for new

code assignments.

SMI Network Management Old Experimental Codes

Prefix: (experimental)

Decimal Name Description

------- ---- -----------

2 T1-Carrier T1 Carrier Objects

4 IEEE802.5 Token Ring-like Objects

6 Interface Generic Interface Extension Objects

7 IEEE802.4 Token Bus-like Objects

15 DS3 DS3 Interface Type

SMI Network Management New Standard Codes

Prefix: (standard-mib)

Decimal Name Description

------- ---- -----------

12 Generic IF Generic Interface Extension Obje...