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- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: RowStatus questions
- From: Wes Hardaker <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 21:40:09 -0700
- Organization: Network Associates - NAI Labs
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
- User-Agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) XEmacs/21.5 (bamboo,i686-pc-linux)
Ok, so lets say you're writing a MIB today (many of us are). Everyone
supposedly hates RowStatus, but the primary reason is the
So, if you were writing a (standards-based) MIB what would you do
given todays choices:
1) use RowStatus as is, since it's still the currently accepted method.
2) Make something up for the MIB (ick).
3) use new not-yet standardized ideas (eos-rowops, being one example).
[this isn't really an option of course, since I expect my draft to
go to proposed before the eos is done debating this issue, and I
can't wait (let alone wait for new deployment of protocol code)]
4) use RowStatus but in the compliance statements specify that the
createAndWait enum value isn't required.
"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will
insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." -- Terry Pratchett