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RFC 5060, "Protocol Independent Multicast MIB", January 2008

Source of RFC: pim (rtg)

Errata ID: 1447
Status: Rejected
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2008-06-14
Rejected by: Adrian Farrel
Date Rejected: 2011-09-28

Section 5, pg.32 ff. says:


The description clauses of many columnar objects in the
PIM (*,G) State Table are underspecified:
If an object is "used with" a specific variant of PIM,
what is the desired behavior for other variants?
- shall the object be instantiated or not?
- if yes, what's the default / substitute value in this case?
- shouldn't such defaults be listed in DEFAULT clauses ?

Similar deficiencies also exist in the descriptions of objects
in other MIB tables in this MIB module.
I don't see this as underspecified at all. In fact, objects like pimSGPimMode
and pimStaticRPPimMode are very specific in only supporting a limited range of
modes for the entire table. In effect, if another mode is in use, the table
cannot be used by definition.

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