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Transferring MIB Work from IETF Bridge MIB WG to IEEE 802.1 WG
RFC 4663

Document type: RFC - Informational (September 2006)
Was draft-harrington-8021-mib-transition (individual in ops area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 4663 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Dan Romascanu
Send notices to: dbharrington@comcast.net; dromasca@avaya.com, bwijnen@lucent.com

Network Working Group                                 D. Harrington, Ed.
Request for Comments: 4663                 Effective Software Consulting
Category: Informational                                   September 2006

     Transferring MIB Work from IETF Bridge MIB WG to IEEE 802.1 WG

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006).

Abstract

   This document describes the plan to transition responsibility for
   bridging-related MIB modules from the IETF Bridge MIB Working Group
   to the IEEE 802.1 Working Group, which develops the bridging
   technology the MIB modules are designed to manage.

Harrington                   Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4663                  802.1 MIB Transition            September 2006

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
      1.1. Motivation .................................................3
   2. New IEEE MIB Work ...............................................3
      2.1. New MIB PARs ...............................................3
      2.2. IEEE MIB Modules in ASCII Format ...........................4
      2.3. OID Registration for New MIB Modules .......................5
   3. Current Bridge MIB WG Documents .................................6
      3.1. Transferring Current Bridge MIB WG Documents ...............6
      3.2. Updating IETF MIB Modules ..................................6
      3.3. Clarifications on Variables Mapping and Compliance .........8
   4. Mailing List Discussions ........................................9
   5. IETF MIB Doctor Reviews .........................................9
      5.1. Introduction ...............................................9
      5.2. Review Guidelines .........................................10
      5.3. Review Format .............................................13
      5.4. Review Weight .............................................14
   6. Communicating the Transition Plan ..............................15
   7. Security Considerations ........................................15
   8. IANA Considerations ............................................15
   9. Intellectual Property Considerations ...........................16
   Appendix A.  Contributors .........................................18
   Appendix B.  Sample Text for IEEE to Request Rights from Authors ..19
   Normative References ..............................................20
   Informative References ............................................20

1.  Introduction

   This document describes the plan to transition responsibility for
   bridging-related MIB modules from the IETF Bridge MIB WG to the IEEE
   802.1 WG, which develops the bridging technology the MIB modules are
   designed to manage.  The current Bridge MIB WG documents are

   o  "Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges" [RFC4188],

   o  "Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges with Rapid Spanning
      Tree Protocol" [RFC4318]

   o  "Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges with Traffic Classes,
      Multicast Filtering, and Virtual LAN Extensions" [RFC4363], and

   o  "Definitions of Managed Objects for Source Routing Bridges"
      [RFC1525].

Harrington                   Informational                      [Page 2]
RFC 4663                  802.1 MIB Transition            September 2006

   This document is meant to establish some clear expectations between
   IETF and IEEE about the transition of Bridge MIB WG MIB modules to
   the IEEE 802.1 WG, so that the plan can be reviewed by the IESG, IAB,
   IETF, and IEEE.  Some case-by-case situations might arise, which will
   be handled by the appropriate liaisons, but this document describes
   the general strategy.

1.1.  Motivation

   Having SNMP MIB modules to provide management functionality for its
   technologies is important for the 802.1 community, so it needs to
   charter this work as part of the Project Authorization Requests
   (PARs) for each new project, to ensure that resources are being
   mobilized for execution.  This is also true with respect to MIB
   support for already completed 802.1 projects - maintenance projects
   need to include the development of SNMP MIB modules.

   The IESG has mandated that IETF WGs that produce a protocol are also
   required to develop the corresponding MIB module rather than leave
   that to "the SNMP experts" to do later.  Part of the motivation was
   obviously to make the protocols more manageable, but part of the

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