Re: Problem with oid root used in RFC 1274

Peter Furniss <cziwprf@pluto.ulcc.ac.uk> Thu, 10 June 1993 23:56 UTC

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From: Peter Furniss <cziwprf@pluto.ulcc.ac.uk>
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Subject: Re: Problem with oid root used in RFC 1274
To: osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 93 0:21:00 BST
In-Reply-To: <28778.739649420@isode.com>; from "Steve Kille" at Jun 9, 93 7:10 pm
Reply-To: P.Furniss@ulcc.ac.uk
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> 
> This is a known problem.  The area directorate is worrying about it.  
> Using invalid OIDs is unfortunate.   However, changing them is very disruptive
> to operations, and needs to be done carefully.   The change will happen, and
> a transition plan will be formulated.

There would seem to be three questions:

	1: Are the attributes etc. regrafted to a valid root

	2: What is the valid root to be

	3: What is the transition plan

If the answer to 1 has been decided to be yes, then it is important to
announce the answer to 2 as soon as possible, even in advance of
formulating 3. There are uses of the schema that do not yet, but soon
will (may) have an installed base. If the answers to 1 and 2 are
known, they need no 3.

Your message implies the answer to 1 is yes. When will the answer to 2
be known?

Peter