Data Link Switching MIB (dlsw)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of that in effect at the time of the 38th IETF Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. It may now be out-of-date.


Shannon Nix <>

Routing Area Director(s): 

Joel Halpern <>

Area Advisor: 

Deirdre Kostick <>

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Description of Working Group: 

The DLSw MIB Working Group is chartered to define a set of managed objects for devices that support Data Link Switching (DLSw) version 1. DLSw is a method for encapsulating SNA (System Network Architecture) or NetBIOS (Network Basic Input Output Services) traffic in TCP/IP. DLSw is intended to aid in the transport of SNA and NetBIOS traffic across WANs. The objects will be the minimum necessary to provide the ability to monitor and control DLSw devices, supporting fault isolation, configuration and performance management. The set of objects will be consistent with the SNMP framework and existing SNMP standards. 

The working group will consider existing enterprise-specific MIB modules that define objects that support management of these devices. 

The working group recognizes that managed objects for later versions of DLSw may need to be identified in the future. These objects are out of scope for the current (i.e., 1995) charter; however, once the working group completes its charter, a new charter identifying some or all of these components may be considered.

Goals and Milestones:

Mar 95 

Post Internet-Draft of DLSw MIB.

Apr 95 

Meet at Danvers IETF to review MIB.

May 95 

Post Final Internet-Draft of DLSw MIB and submit to Area Director.

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request For Comments:






Definitions of Managed Objects for Data Link Switching using SNMPv2

Current Meeting Report

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