mapping between entities and resources...
Manu Kaycee <email@example.com> Tue, 13 April 1993 19:21 UTC
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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 93 13:01:39 EDT
From: Manu Kaycee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: mapping between entities and resources...
A recent note sent to the authors of the current chassis mib draft, amongst other things, raised the issue of mapping between entities and resources. It questioned the agreement reached at the recent IETF meeting, in that multiple entities could not be mapped to (associated with) a single resource. For example, if interfaces were a resource, and a bridge entity and a router entity resided on the same module, then the current association model did not support the fact that bridging and routing could occur over the same interface. I was not at the last IETF, but it seems to be quite a limitation, if our model is not able to represent a very common configuration. I spoke with a co-author, who ensured me that this was the case. I suggest that we allow (as my co-author defines it, and agrees with me) a many-to-many mapping between resources and entities, which would include mapping many entities to a common resource. BTW, would this also not be required if two different entities on two different modules were interconnected by a common interconnect medium (resource)? Comments, anyone? /Manu.