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11. Appendix A: de-OSIfying a MIB module

11. Appendix A: de-OSIfying a MIB module There has been an increasing amount of work recently on taking MIBs defined by other organizations (e.g., the IEEE) and de-osifying them for use with the Internet-standard network management framework. The steps to achieve this are straight-forward, though tedious. Of course, it is helpful to already be experienced in writing MIB modules for use with the Internet-standard network management framework.

The first step is to construct a skeletal MIB module, as shown earlier in Section 5.8. The next step is to categorize the objects into groups. Optional objects are not permitted. Thus, when a MIB module is created, optional objects must be placed in a additional groups, which, if implemented, all objects in the group must be implemented. For the first pass, it is wisest to simply ignore any optional objects in the original MIB: experience shows it is better to define a core MIB module first, containing only essential objects; later, if experience demands, other objects can be added.


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