Re: if mapping Fri, 19 February 1993 03:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: if mapping
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>I don't see a problem adding a new variable, but I'd prefer not to
>change the existing MACindex.  Also, I think it's definition should
>include the value 0, to indicate that there is no MIB-II ifIndex
>available.  This is necessary since not all FDDI MACs may show up
>in the interface table.  An isolated FDDI MAC (or one on a local
>path) may not want to advertise an external interface, as it may be
>there doing station testing, or as a hot backup backup for another MAC.

sorry, but i'm having trouble how having 0 will do anything but cause

the index must be unique

how can it be unique if 0 means i don't have one in the ifTable, and i have
more than one that is not in the ifTable?

am i missing something here?