Textual conventions for NBS mibs.
Some informal NBS conventions used include the following:
A DESCRIPTION specifying 'Persistent' indicates a user-
configured attribute that can be stored in the Agent's
non-volatile file system as a configuration file such as
A DESCRIPTION specifying 'Impulse' indicates a user setting
that the Agent will immediately attempt but will not store
An object name containing 'Admin' indicates a setting
requested by the user which may be overridden by the system.
Admin objects should be updated in the Agent immediately, so
a GET request immediately after the SET is accepted will
be answered with a GET-RESPONSE indicating the new value.
An object name containing 'Oper' indicates an attribute's
An object name containing 'Caps' is a bitmask which refers to
the capabilities of an entity to support corresponding entries
in a specified feature table.