Re: [tkined] Indexed by IMPLIED OCTET Strings

From: Juergen Schoenwaelder (
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 18:03:18 MET DST

>>>>> Sanapoori, Hari writes:

Hari> According to the book william stallings, the tables which are
Hari> indexed by strings will have length of the string embbedded in
Hari> OID. But there is any expection for this also according to
Hari> book. The tables which indexed by octet strings which are having
Hari> a keyword IMPLIED in the INDEX area, don't need to have length
Hari> in OID. Now, My request is,

Hari> Is there a way to find, whether the table/entry is indexed by
Hari> OCTET String or IMPLIED octet string?

No. However, the 3.0.0 snapshot provides the `mib pack' and `mib
unpack' commands which pack a set of values into an instance identifer
and back. These commands honor the IMPLIED flag and just do the right


Juergen Schoenwaelder      Technical University Braunschweig
<>  Dept. Operating Systems & Computer Networks
Phone: +49 531 391 3289    Bueltenweg 74/75, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
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