Re: Why do MIB's overlap ?

Anil Rijsinghani <anil@levers.enet.dec.com> Wed, 18 August 1993 13:52 UTC

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From: Anil Rijsinghani <anil@levers.enet.dec.com>
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Subject: Re: Why do MIB's overlap ?

    It's easy to detect: just see if the first OID returned on a
    get-next of the fddi subtree is { transmission 15 1 ... } or
    { transmission 15 73 1 ... }.

    Anil
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Date: Wed, 18 Aug 93 13:18:18 +0200
From: nob@iris.craycom.dk (Niels Ole Brunsgaard)
To: fddi-mib@cs.utk.edu
Subject: Why do MIB's overlap ?

I'm surprised to see the 7.3 MIB placed under { transmission 15 }.
This makes it difficult for a MS to detect if an agent supports
the 6.2 or the 7.3 MIB. In addition, if one uses a MIB browser, and
one has both 6.2 and 7.3 equipment, the 2 MIB's overlap in the browser.

Since the name space in the MIB tree is infinite, why not place the
2 MIB's under seperate branches.

	Niels Ole Brunsgaard
	Cray Communication A/S
	Copenhagen Denmark