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Re: "private" OID numbers?

John Fieber wrote:
> 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.

While is appears that IANA would like to have some control over the
assignment of experimental numbers (RFC 1157), it also appears that has been designated as an experimental sequence which is never
published in order to avoid interoperability issues