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Re: "private" OID numbers?

On Monday, January 13, 2003, at 03:03 AM, Richard Levitte - VMS Whacker wrote:

In message <BA8FDADF-26A8-11D7-9AF2-00039349B214@slis.indiana.edu> on Sun, 12 Jan 2003 22:40:15 -0500, John Fieber <jfieber@slis.indiana.edu> said:

jfieber> Pardon me if this is documented in an obvious location that I
jfieber> missed, but are there OID numbers reserved for private use in
jfieber> the same sense as IP numbers reserved for private network use
jfieber> (eg, 192.168.x.x)?

No. How would that work?

Simple, some numbers that everyone agrees to not put in any schema they share or publish, just like the 192.168 numbers that everyone agrees that they won't route to a public network. Handy for tinkering around with experimental schemas.

If you want an arc for your own private use, you can request one.
Look at http://www.alvestrand.no/objectid/ and follow
the link.

A most useful site, thanks for the pointer. Thanks this and pointers others gave to the appropriate iana pages, I've located an institutional contact I can ask about getting a local OID allocation.