Re: Counting Send DE Frames for Frame Relay MIB

Alan Bartky <alan@xylan.com> Tue, 26 September 1995 20:07 UTC

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From: Alan Bartky <alan@xylan.com>
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Subject: Re: Counting Send DE Frames for Frame Relay MIB
Cc: cbrown@baynetworks.com

Back on August 21, Caralyn Brown wrote.

> 
> Version 6 is under way.  I have fixed those things that were suggested and
> I have grabbed the proposed text from James.  All I have to do now is 
> make sure the formatting works and send it out.  
> 

I have been holding off commenting further on things such
as the DE bit objects until version 6 was released.  

Would it be possible to get a date as far as when we can expect
version 6, so I can know when to comment further and to
also ensure that the work is still progressing on this MIB.



Thanks,

Alan 9/26/95 12:14PDT

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> As for the following suggestion, how would a network manager make use of this?
> Personally, I would like not to add this, but if there is good reason to add
> it and others like it, what the heck.
> 
> c
> 
> On Mon, 21 August, Alan Bartky (alan@xylan.com) wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 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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> > Principal Software Engineer          Voice:(714) 597-8042
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> > 
> > 
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