Shepherd writeup
rfc7658-06

1. Summary

   The responsible Area Director is Spencer Dawkins, who is also 
   acting as document shepherd.

   This memo deprecates MIB module NAT-MIB, a portion of the Management
   Information Base (MIB) previously defined in RFC 4008 for devices
   implementing Network Address Translator (NAT) function.  A companion
   document defines a new version, NAT-MIB-V2, which responds to
   deficiencies found in module NAT-MIB and adds new capabilities.

   This document obsoletes RFC 4008.

2. Review and Consensus

   The decision to deprecate NAT-MIB and obsolete RFC 4008 happened as
   part of discussion of draft-ietf-behave-nat-mib in the BEHAVE working 
   group. That decision was not straightforward, and at least one of the
   reasons was that if NAT-MIB had NOT been deprecated, the working group
   would have had to figure out what parts of NAT-MIB were still relevant,
   how to use NAT-MIB and NAT-MIB-V2 in a single network, and (best of all)
   how to bring the security considerations for NAT-MIB up to current 
   practices. Given that much of Section 3.1 is describing most of NAT-MIB as
   unusable because implementations varied so widely on writability,
   what configuration parameters are exposed, support for interfaces, and 
   poorly-defined NAT service types, that didn't seem like a good use of 
   anyone's time.
   
   This draft was split out of the draft that defined NAT-MIB-V2, as a 
   result of a suggestion by David Harrington, coming out of a MIB-Doctor
   review.
   
   It is an AD-sponsored draft, because the BEHAVE working group has been concluded.

3. Intellectual Property

   Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR
   disclosures on the document.

4. Other Points
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