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Re: Proposal: A possibly feasible method to invent OIDs for incomplete entries
At 01:44 PM 11/15/99 +0100, Julio Sanchez Fernandez wrote:
>Well, let me summarize the rationale. We absolutely *need* to have OIDs
>on all schema data that require it and that we publish.
And we need to publish schema for all items to which a client modify.
>types and object classes whare no OID is known, we have several options:
> - Reject them at definition time
This is the only reasonable choice.
> - Not publish them
As we MUST publish schema to clients which can modify entries
defined using that schema. And we SHOULD publish schema for
entries which are readable.
>All these options are hard on administrators and/or clients making use of
>the information. Publishing broken definitions, even if it seems a common
>"solution" is really against the standard and may break clients.
Yes. We really must publish schema and that schema must conform to
>be able to parse that ("be liberal") but we cannot inflict it upon others
Exactly, we must provide clients with schema per the specs.
>The current situation for 2.0 is that compliance is left to the
Yes. And in general, administators will always be able to
deploy non-compliant servers. We should view our job as
providing the tools necessary to deploy complaint software
but not necessarily restrict administrators from (ab)using
>If she wants to have a compliant server, she must find the
>needed OIDs or assign them herself.
Yes. We need to encourage OID assignment.
>We may leave it at that. But maybe we might help.
Yes. We should provide detail instructions on how to obtain
an OID arc for her enterprise.
>First, let's see what are the relevant requirements for assigned OIDs:
I do not want to get into this business. Getting a OID from
IANA is as easy as filling out a web form and waiting for the
I would rather we just bitch when OIDs are not provided...
maybe providing the URL to the administrator each time.
I do not believe it wise to programmatically generate OIDs.
Kurt D. Zeilenga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Net Boolean Incorporated <http://www.boolean.net/>