On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 04:26:10PM +0100, Ross Davis mentioned:
> Anybody got any pointers to information on how OIDs work, are used, etc.?
> Really, I just want to know _why_ exactly SNMP, LDAP and the like use them
> and _how_ they are used! Excuse my ignorance and all that....
You'll be looking for something on the history of X500 then.
And I gaurantee, after reading all about them, you'll come away wondering
"Why did they use them?"
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