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RE: draft-ietf-ops-mib-review-guidelines-01.txt is now available

At 2/25/2003:11:29 AM, Andy Bierman wrote:


>At 05:12 PM 2/25/2003 +0100, Wijnen, Bert (Bert) wrote:
>>> >3.) The SMICng include file in Appendix C may need to be updated;
>>> >the editor is awaiting further input.
>>> Why do we include any commercial products (as opposed
>>> to none or all)?
>>Valid question. Maybe we should not.
>I think the current text in the draft is fine.
>  - It is in the appendix section 
>  - SMICng and smilint are both excellent tools for checking SMI conformance
>  - SMICng and smilint are the most widely used tools for this purpose
>  - the draft is providing practical guidelines on how to configure
>    these programs to check a MIB so it will meet IETF expectations
>  - If some people think an important SMI validation tool has been
>    left out, I would rather see it added than the SMICng and smilint
>    sections removed

While I have already stated my case (that argues against
Andy's first sentence above), I do agree with the last
bullet in his list.

>Perhaps the draft should make it more clear that SMI conformance is 
>dictated by the standards documents, not any particular SMI conformance 
>test tool.

That would be a very good idea.