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RE: MIB module root assignment
On Fri, 19 Sep 2003, Harrington, David wrote:
> Why not ask mib compiler writers to provide a switch that will
> automatically convert the "xxx" to 99999 and not flag the "xxx"
> as an error? That would let us have it both ways, at the option
> of the user of the tool.
I'm not terribly keen on this idea, but as long as the switch is OFF
by default I guess it's OK.
But, you need to be aware simply recognizing xxx won't cut it; there
are many other variants in use (e.g., XXX, xx, ...)
Finally, if you do this there is no real need to reserve 99999 in
all the major sub-branches; 0 would be a good choice, since
any reserved value would do, and 0 is either already reserved (in
the mib-2 and experimental branches) or not assigned (in the