Re: [Entmib] Entity State MIB Status - DateAndTime Erratum

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@iu-bremen.de> Fri, 23 July 2004 16:57 UTC

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From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@iu-bremen.de>
To: "Wijnen, Bert (Bert)" <bwijnen@lucent.com>
Subject: Re: [Entmib] Entity State MIB Status - DateAndTime Erratum
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On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 02:28:08PM +0200, Wijnen, Bert (Bert) wrote:

> Why don't you send me the exact text for the erratum and I will 
> feel the waters with IESG. 

The DateAndTime TC does not define a special value which can be used
in situations where a DateAndTime value is unknown and for some other
reason not available. Several standards-track MIB modules use the
value '0000000000000000'H in such situations. In order to formally
legalize this established practice, the following errata to the
DESCRIPTION clause of the DateAndTime TC is proposed:

OLD:
              2       3    month                     1..12
              3       4    day                       1..31

NEW:
              2       3    month                 0 | 1..12
              3       4    day                   0 | 1..31

/js

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Juergen Schoenwaelder		    International University Bremen
<http://www.eecs.iu-bremen.de/>	    P.O. Box 750 561, 28725 Bremen, Germany

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