[Idr] BGP MIB representation of RIBs (Re: [MIB-DOCTORS] BGP MIBv2 discontinuity objects)

john heasley <heas@shrubbery.net> Thu, 17 July 2008 00:55 UTC

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From: john heasley <heas@shrubbery.net>
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Subject: [Idr] BGP MIB representation of RIBs (Re: [MIB-DOCTORS] BGP MIBv2 discontinuity objects)
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I've not followed the BGP MIBv2 thread closely, but I believe the heat is
related to BGP RIB representation and this is something that I've been
wanting to ask about.

Specifically, we see no value that this kind of data, along with route
attributes, be in a MIB.  Rather it seems to slow standardization and
implementation.  For example, we've been wanting peer in-RIB sums for
some time.

Can't the RIB be eliminated?  If not, can it be split into a separate and
optional MIB?
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