PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Revised proposal on definition of OCTET STRING to allow superset of ASCII

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Revised proposal on definition of OCTET STRING to allow superset of ASCII

Re: PMP> Revised proposal on definition of OCTET STRING to allow superset of ASCII

JK Martin (jkm@underscore.com)
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 12:31:30 -0400 (EDT)

Ira,

> ALL of the Name objects in the IETF Host Resources MIB (RFC 1514)
> are of type 'InternationalDisplayString'. It is standard practice
> to use the character set appropriate to the current device locale
> (ie, physical location in some country) in UNIX host implementations
> of RFC 1514 for these names - it is NOT standard practice to
> reduce these names to the ASCII character set (administrative names
> of system devices and services have to be in the language and
> code set of the end user to be useful).

You reference the HR MIB, yet we all know of the rather strange state
of that particular standards effort, namely, it is NOT moving to Draft
status.

Perhaps another example would be more appropriate, if you can find one.

By the way, please refresh my memory. Which object in the HR MIB
denotes which locale is used for the internationalized Name objects?

> If you want to make an argument, get your facts right

I think I'll pass on responding to this particular comment... ;-)

...jay