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RE: [802.3ae] FW: WIS MIB list of open issues and recommendations for resolution


I would take a different tack on the issue of "optional" WIS MIB items.  I 
would prefer the stance that the MIB for the WIS is restricted to the items 
that are included in the current draft, and not include any additional 
"SONET" or "SDH" MIB items.  SONET and SDH are specific and different 
protocol standards from 802.3ae.  The IETF should not confuse these 
standards, as they originate from very different standards organizations by 
trying to get creative with the MIB definition for 802.3ae.

Thank you,
Roy Bynum
Orbital View LLC

At 06:26 PM 12/26/2001 -0800, Tom Alexander wrote:
>The recommendations to the issues you mentioned look reasonable to me;
>however, I did have a question on the third issue you raised (compliance 
>and optional/mandatory groups). The general intent of the WIS was to implement
>a perfect subset of SONET/SDH. Therefore, should not the MIB object groups
>likewise represent a perfect subset of the SONET MIB object groups? That is,
>optional SONET MIB objects should either be omitted entirely, or remain 
>in the WIS MIB?
>I have not read the minutes of the IETF Plenary, so apologies in advance 
>if I have
>inadvertently re-hashed something that should have been obvious.
>Thanks, and best regards,
>- Tom Alexander
>WIS Scribe
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Romascanu, Dan (Dan) []
>Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 7:36 AM
>To: HSSG Reflector (E-mail)
>Cc: C. M. Heard
>Subject: [802.3ae] FW: WIS MIB list of open issues and recommendations for 
>The IETF Ethernet Interfaces and Hub MIB WG met during the IETF Plenary 
>meeting in Salt Lake City in the week of 12/10. One of the items in the WG 
>Charter that was discussed during the meeting was the latest WIS MIB 
>The WG identified a list of four open issues, and recommended solutions 
>for their resolution. It was established during the meeting that it would 
>be appropriate if these issues would also be published on the IEEE 802.3ae 
>reflector, so that interested IEEE participants can provide feedback on 
>the issues and the suggested solutions.
>Please note that the open issues are related to the IETF WIS MIB proposal, 
>and do not affect the text of the 802.3ae standard.
>Comments are welcome on the 802.3ae reflector and/or on the IETF WG list 
>I intent to ask the Chair of IEEE 802.3ae to allocate a slot at the 
>Raleigh Interim meeting for the presentation and discussions of the status 
>of the WIS MIB work.
>Dan Romascanu,
>Chair, IETF Ethernet Interfaces and Hub MIB WG