Re: [Disman] RFC 3877 and IPv6

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Mon, 31 January 2011 08:14 UTC

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From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>
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Subject: Re: [Disman] RFC 3877 and IPv6
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On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 04:21:59PM -0600, Mark A. Flacy wrote:
> Greetings,
> 
> In the version of RFC 3877 available at datatracker.ietf.org, I
> noticed that the alarmActiveVariableValueType does not include
> either InetAddressType or InetAddress in the enumeration which does
> not allow you to indicate an IPv6 address in the
> alarmActiveVariableTable.  The alarmActiveEngineAddress is expressed
> according to RFC 2851, so that is not a problem.
> 
> Will alarmActiveVariableValueType be extended to include
> InetAddressType and InetAddress (along with matching
> alarmActiveVariableInetAddressTypeVal and
> alarmActiveVariableInetAddressVal objects in
> AlarmActiveVariableEntry)?
> Is there a recommended work-around?

And InetAddress is encoded as an OCTET STRING and hence you should be
fine using alarmActiveVariableOctetStringVal (and for the
InetAddressType you would use alarmActiveVariableInteger32Val).

/js

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