Background: Know: Recognize: Prerequisites - Standards? e.g. backwards compatibility
In the SMIv2 management information, macro for defining OBJECT-TYPE is used to indicate the syntax of a managed object briefly. There is a "status" clause in the macro which shows the status of object. According to the object status, the network manager is able to decide how to implement the object. The network manager will check the object status before the object is implemented. The object status clause indicates how this object should be implemented.==The States of Objects:==
Current: State-of-the art. "Current" means that the definition is current and valid and implementation is required.
Deprecated: Old-fashioned. "Deprecated" permits new/continued implementation in order to foster interoperability with older/existing implementations.
Obsolete: Old-fashioned. "Obsolete" means the definition is obsolete and should not be implemented and/or can be removed if previously implemented and implementation.==See also==