RE: [Bridge-mib] I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-bridge-8021x-02.txt

"C. M. Heard" <heard@pobox.com> Wed, 30 July 2003 19:32 UTC

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On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Wijnen, Bert (Bert) wrote:
> An alternative option might be to publish the RFC without the MIB 
> module and just include a pointer to the inline MIB module at the
> IEEE web site.

Actually, I rather like that idea.  It certainly ensures that the
stuff in the information RFC can't get out-of-sync with the IEEE's
official version.  The only problem with that

http://www.ieee802.org/1/files/public/MIBs/802-1x-2001-mib.txt

has some problems that make it fail to compile (an illegal expression
for the OID assigned as the MODULE-IDENTITY value, non-ascii quotes,
and the absence of dot1xPaePortReauthenticate and
dot1xAuthSessionUserName from conformance groups).  The version in
the -01 draft corrected these problems.

I see that the IEEE is in fact working on a maintenance release of
802.1X (see http://www.ieee802.org/1/pages/802.1aa.html, or look for
the 802.1aa link under http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/1/), and
one of the work items is a MIB module update.  However, this is in
the private area and I don't know whether it includes the
corrections mentioned above (nor how else it might differ from the
current published version of the IEEE8021-PAE-MIB).

Maybe someone from 802.1aa could comment?

//cmh


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