PMP Mail Archive: PMP> FWD: Std for testing MIB interoperability: I-D

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> FWD: Std for testing MIB interoperability: I-D

PMP> FWD: Std for testing MIB interoperability: I-D

Tom Hastings (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 14:13:56 PST

Please send any comments back directly to the requester on this
important IETF standard on MIB Interoperability Testing.

Thanks,
Tom

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>From: Fred Baker <fred@cisco.com>
>Subject: Re: I-D ACTION:draft-iesg-odell-mibtest-00.txt
>Cc: poised@tis.com, iesg@ietf.org
>
>Folks:
>
>If you are on the "to" line here, I found your email address in a MIB
>internet draft. While you are certainly not the only folks I want to hear
>from on this, I would be interested in your comments on the following
>document. Let's use the POISED list for the discussion. Please feel free to
>involve others whom you suspect would be interested.
>
>The question before the house is "what does it mean to test a MIB for
>interoperability and completeness of implementation?". I would suggest that
>you read the portion of RFC 2026 describing the requirements for Draft
>Standard, which this is intended to be an implementation of.
>
>The IESG expects to open an extended last call momentarily, after we have
>reviewed the document ourselves, and subsequent to that last call, to use
>the document as guidance in the future, as a BCP. I am asking for your
>early review so that if it's not going to be acceptable in its present
>form, we can save the time of the larger community.
>
>Thanks.
>
>
>At 9:47 AM -0500 10/28/97, Internet-Drafts@ietf.org wrote:
>>A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
>>directories.
>>This draft is a work item of the IETF Steering Group Working Group of the
>>IETF.
>>
>> Title : MIB Interoperability Testing
>> Author(s) : M. O''Dell
>> Filename : draft-iesg-odell-mibtest-00.txt
>> Pages : 4
>> Date : 27-Oct-97
>>
>> This document specifies the IESG's interpretation of the Internet
>> Standards Process for the progression of SNMP MIB specifications to
>> the Draft Standard level of maturity. It discusses the rationale for
>> this interpretation and details the testing which is used to satisfy
>> the advancement criteria.
>>
>>Internet-Drafts are available by anonymous FTP. Login wih the username
>>"anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in,
>>type "cd internet-drafts" and then
>> "get draft-iesg-odell-mibtest-00.txt".
>>A URL for the Internet-Draft is:
>>ftp://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-iesg-odell-mibtest-00.txt
>>
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