WG ACTION: Chassis MIB (chassis) to conclude

Dan Romascanu <dan@lannet.com> Wed, 21 July 1993 15:03 UTC

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From: Dan Romascanu <dan@lannet.com>
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Subject: WG ACTION: Chassis MIB (chassis) to conclude

Hi everybody,

Joseph Zur writes:

	Hi all,

	I read the last two messages from Bob Stewart and from the IESG
	Secretary and somehow I feel that it is not the case of "we can't do
	it", but rather, "we don't want to do it".

	After waiting for the chassis MIB for more then a year I don't want to
	wait another year for it.  I call upon the AD and the IESG 
	to reactivate this working group before 1994. 

	I personally believe that a call for vote on one of the drafts
	published will show that there is more of a consensus than pepole
	think.  I call upon the working group members who want to see this MIB
	become a standard to express this "loud and clear" on the mailing list
	so that the AD and the IESG see that public opinion is not in favour of
	their decision.

	--- Joseph Zur

LOUD AND CLEAR: We do want this MIB to become a standard.

But, as Marshal wrote in his last message concerning this subject, it seems
that the WG is procedurally dead. 

In Amsterdam, an open meeting of the NM Area Directorate was held. A 
moratorium on new WGs was declared untill the end of 1993, 'due to lack
of senior technical resources'. This would mean that in order to have the
process of standardisation revived, we should not only clearly articulate
our wish in this direction, but also have somebody consequently assuming
the task of chairing this effort. I do not think that we lack the resources
on this regard.

According to what I heard in Amsterdam, I am not optimistic upon the chances
of reversing this decision before the end of 1993. There might be an apeal
procedure, but I bet you would rather use the time in building an
implementation than in finding out how to use the apeal procedure.

Dan Romascanu,
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