Re: The future

zur@FibHaifa.com (Joseph Zur) Wed, 16 December 1992 09:33 UTC

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From: zur@FibHaifa.com (Joseph Zur)
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To: arneson@ctron.com
Subject: Re: The future
Cc: chassismib@cs.utk.edu


 
> I do have a couple of concerns I wanted to bring up.  First I'm not sure we
> want to delete the concept of the segment that an entity is connected to.
> I feel that we can view segment as either backplane segment or backbone,
> rib etc in a more general sense.  I feel the information is useful
> to have in this MIB.
> 

I totaly agree with this view, the segment table and the configuration table
are most helpful specially when trying to use the chassis MIB to describe a
"logical" chassis rather then the traditional one.

> The other concern I have is that Pete treats the backplane as a module.
> I question if this is the correct view for us to take?  I could go either
> way I just want to get other views.
> 

Again in the traditional chassis the backplane was quite simple and did not have any
"features" and for example contained all the segments in the chassis.
In a "logical" chassis the backplane may be also a "logical" one and as such may have 
segments which are connected internally and externally. therefor I find it logically
to treat the backplane as a module.
It is my belive that it is better to put in the effort so the backplane can be treated
as a module and let those who want to use it to be able to, and those who don't will not,
rather then having those who want to treat the backplane as a module not be able to 
do so.

> 
> /David Arneson [arneson@ctron.com] [ (603)337-5064 ]
> 

--- Joseph Zur

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