--On fredag, juli 01, 2005 19:11:34 +0700 Robert Elz <kre(_at_)munnari(_dot_)OZ(_dot_)AU>
The IETF may have tried to control MIB contents using registration
control, but at that it failed miserably. That isn't surprising,
it is a tool not suited to the task.
quick reply.... not the only thing I want to reply to, but.....
I was thinking of the process that Marshall Rose instituted, where
internet-draft MIBs get OIDs out of "experimental", while RFC MIBs get OIDs
out of "mib-2" (or wherever it is; my detail memory is awful).
That's had the result that people KNOW that their implemetations of the
internet-draft won't conform to the RFC - which means that they either
stand ready to implement the RFC (including any last-minute tweaks) or that
they make a conscious decision to ship stuff that uses experimental OIDs.
Both outcomes are fine with me... I wasn't thinking of OIDs in general.
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