A table containing information on the relationships between
the multiple sub-layers of network interfaces. In
particular, it contains information on which sub-layers run
'underneath' which other sub-layers, where each sub-layer
corresponds to a conceptual row in the ifTable. For
example, when the sub-layer with ifIndex value x runs
underneath the sub-layer with ifIndex value y, then this
For each ifIndex value, z, which identifies an active
interface, there are always at least two instantiated rows
in this table associated with z. For one of these rows, z
is the value of ifStackHigherLayer; for the other, z is the
value of ifStackLowerLayer. (If z is not involved in
multiplexing, then these are the only two rows associated
For example, two rows exist even for an interface which has
no others stacked on top or below it:
This table contains exactly the same number of rows as the
ifStackTable, but the rows appear in a different order.
The status of the relationship between two sub-layers.
An instance of this object exists for each instance of the
ifStackStatus object, and vice versa. For example, if the
variable ifStackStatus.H.L exists, then the variable
ifInvStackStatus.L.H must also exist, and vice versa. In
addition, the two variables always have the same value.
However, unlike ifStackStatus, the ifInvStackStatus object
is NOT write-able. A network management application wishing
to change a relationship between sub-layers H and L cannot
do so by modifying the value of ifInvStackStatus.L.H, but
must instead modify the value of ifStackStatus.H.L. After
the ifStackTable is modified, the change will be reflected
in this table.