Re: Proposal for two new objects

"Mark S. Lewis" <mlewis@telebit.com> Sat, 19 February 1994 00:39 UTC

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Subject: Re: Proposal for two new objects
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Steve:

I have these questions regarding your proposal to add these two
objects.

1.  How many administrators would use these objects in normal
operations?

2.  Can vendor readily provide both the current and initial line
rates?  For example, Telebit modems can provide the current rate but
does not keep any historic info on rates.  So this would not be easy
for us as modem vendors.

If the answer to these questions is mostly yes, then I don't object
to adding these.  However, I suspect it will be mixed.

Also, it might be more informative to keep the lowest rate rather than
the initial rate.  The current rate can be higher or lower than the
initial rate.

... Mark

==========--------------       Mark S. Lewis      ----------==========
Mark.S.Lewis@Telebit.com       Telebit Corp.      Voice (408) 745-3232


>>>>> On Thu, 17 Feb 1994 16:09:23 -0500 (EST), Steven Waldbusser <waldbusser+@CMU.EDU> said:

> When trying to diagnose a potential problem on an incoming call, CMU's
> operations staff often inspect the initial line rates and compare them
> with the current line rates to see if they differ.  (When they do, it
> often explains why a user is complaining of slow response).  It is
> also helpful in finding users who are dialing into the relatively
> scarce V.32bis modem pool with 2400 baud modems.

> I propose the following objects be added to the MIB to provide for
> this operational requirement.  There are two objects based on the
> previous consensus that we seperate out transmit and receive line rates.

> mdmCCInitialLineTransmitRate OBJECT-TYPE
>     SYNTAX      Integer32
>     MAX-ACCESS  read-only
>     STATUS      current
>     DESCRIPTION
>             "The initial link transmit rate of the current connection,
>             or the initial link transmit rate of the last connection
>             in bits per second."
>     ::= { mdmCallControlEntry 9 }

> mdmCCInitialLineReceiveRate OBJECT-TYPE
>     SYNTAX      Integer32
>     MAX-ACCESS  read-only
>     STATUS      current
>     DESCRIPTION
>             "The initial link receive rate of the current connection,
>             or the initial link receive rate of the last connection
>             in bits per second."
>     ::= { mdmCallControlEntry 10 }


> Steve