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RE: MIB module numbering for TBD MIB roots
There is an inconsistency here I think - last time I tried, some other IANA
assignments (protocol codepoints) were performed before any IESG approval,
usually at the request of WG chairs. Has this policy changed?
[There was one unfortunate screw-up a few years ago with some RSVP policy
object codepoint allocations that got switched by an ID editor between
iterations of the draft and an implementation of which then got shipped by
the tens-of-thousands with the switched assignments - but blame for that
cannot be placed on any allocation procedures: there's no point trying to
protect against such mistakes with an artificial ban on pre-approval
assignments for specific number series]
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
Of Bill Fenner
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 11:03 AM
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: MIB module numbering for TBD MIB roots
>There would be a real benefit in getting a number assigned
>earlier in the process than is done now -- at the very least, it
>should be possible to get a number as soon as something has been
>approved for publication; it should not be necessary to wait while
>the document bubbles to the head of the RFC Editor's queue.
This is the case now -- the number is assigned on IESG approval.
This changed somewhere around August 2000.