On 8/23/11 10:13 AM, Jacob Beauregard wrote:
> On 08/23/2011 09:39 AM, Francis Swasey wrote:
>> On 8/22/11 3:18 PM, Jacob Beauregard wrote:
>>> My questions to the more experienced ears:
>>> 1. What is the process for obtaining an OID from IANA like?
>> It's been 10 years since I did it for UVM, so it may be different now, but my memory of the
>> experience was I filled out the form as requested with why and then waited, and waited, and
>> waited, and finally (about a month later, I think) got an email with the number they had
>> assigned me.
> The whole system of assigning numbers amazes me. What would happen to the world if someone
> tried to overthrow IANA? Think we would go into an internet dark age?
No, I think we are already in an internet dark age ;-)
There are many who dislike IANA and complain about them and their "standards" (or lack thereof)
constantly. Before IANA, there was the RFC system, and most schemas that have broad
distribution have also been released as RFC's. Hmm, perhaps you are not familiar with RFC's -
if not, first, RFC stands for Request For Comments, and the FAQ is here:
>>> 2. How can I generate OIDs for learning purposes?
>> for something that is purely for learning purposes and not ever going to be shared with someone
>> else, pick a number, any number...
> Sounds good.
The one caveat there is to not pick a number that is already being used by the LDAP server you
are setting up.
Frank Swasey | http://www.uvm.edu/~fcs
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