Background: Know: Recognize: Prerequisites - IEEE, RFCs

Anticipates: Protocol Implementation Conformance StatementsModule compliance statementsMIBs

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Protocol Implementation Conformance Statements

Module compliance statements

Standard OptionsEdit

Standard options

  1. Standards are critical for enabling interoperability, but are developed through multi-vendor negotiations. eg. Often include optional features that some don't want to use/implement.
  2. What variant of a standard does an implementation provide? eg.
  • IEEE Protocol Implementation Conformance Statements (PICS)
  • RFCs define necessity to implement a feature with “MUST” “SHOULD” “MAY” clauses [RFC2119]
  • Management Information Base (MIB): MODULE-COMPLIANCEstatements [S5 of RFC1904]