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Re: SMIv1 IMPORTS ModuleIdentifier

Hi -

> From: "Michael Kirkham" <mikek@muonics.com>
> To: <mibs@ops.ietf.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 3:16 PM
> Subject: SMIv1 IMPORTS ModuleIdentifier
> Are SMIv1 modules allowed to disambiguate imported references by
> specifying an OID in the IMPORTS (presumably following ASN.1 and using an
> OID assigned to module its self in its header, since SMIv1 doesn't have
> MODULE-IDENTITY), or is it not allowed at all?

Although this would be perfectly reasonable, and perhaps even desirable
from an ASN.1 perspective, it would wreak havoc with programs trying
to convert SMIv1 modules to SMIv2.


(Who never really understood why SMIv2 abandoned ASN.1's ability
to ensure that module names are golobally unique.)