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Re: Comments on RADIUS MIB documents - MIB Doctor Review
"Nelson, David" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My personal assumption was that implementers of IPv4-only products
> didn't want to see the existing MIBs obsoleted or deprecated,
> because someone (a customer or a marketing manager) might request
> the successor MIBs to be implemented in the next release. The real
> reason might be something altogether different, of course.
Laziness? Open source products are notorious for ignoring customer
requests, and implementing only the "fun" things. :)
> In any event, we have expert review comments on the proposed MIBs that
> indicate that this novel augmentation approach is undesirable. The
> suggestion is to update all of the MIBs, deprecating the tables in RFC
Products will still have to implement them, though, in order to be
backwards compatible with the people who haven't updated.
> I'm asking that the WG members proactively respond, indicating
> acceptance of the MIB Doctors recommendations, or rejection of the
> recommendations together with a rationale for doing so. Once we have
> determined consensus on this, then I will be able to issue the next
> draft version. I'd like to keep this task on schedule.
I accept the MIB Doctors recommendations. Having new MIBs is better
than trying to augment the old ones.
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