Counting Send DE Frames for Frame Relay MIB

Alan Bartky <alan@xylan.com> Mon, 21 August 1995 20:12 UTC

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From: Alan Bartky <alan@xylan.com>
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To: iplpdn@CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Subject: Counting Send DE Frames for Frame Relay MIB

Fellow Frame Relay Mibbers -

In reviewing the current draft, I believe that if you are going to
count frames with DE bits set, you must count them in both 
directions.  It is usefull to know for transmitted frames the
proportion of frames that have the DE bit set versus those
that don't.  I propose the following object be added.

    frCircuitSentDEs OBJECT-TYPE
        SYNTAX   Counter32
        MAX-ACCESS   read-only
        STATUS   current
        DESCRIPTION
           "Number of frames sent to the network in-
           dicating  that  they  were eligible for discard
           since the virtual circuit  was  created.   This
           occurs when the local DTE sets the DE flag, 
           indicating that during Network congestion situations
           those frames should be discarded in
           preference of other frames sent without the
           DE bit set."
       REFERENCE
          "Draft American National  Standard  T1.618-1991,
          Section 3.3.4"
      ::= { frCircuitEntry xx } 


Also it would be good to know what the current status of
getting the next version (draft 6) stands and when we
can expect it.

Thanks and Regards,

Alan

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