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Benoit Claise and Warren Kumari held irregular on-line office hours. Ignas and Warren might continue this tradition. Their schedule is posted at the URL below:

MIB Guidelines

In forthcoming MIB reviews the MIB Doctors will be applying these Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers of MIB Documents [RFC4181, BCP111], (RFC issued September 23rd, 2005). These guidelines have been updated by an IESG approved document: "RFC 4181 Update to Recognize the IETF Trust [RFC4841, BCP111]".

For your convenience:

Boilerplate for MIB documents
Guidelines for a MIB security section
Generic and Common Textual Conventions
MIB review tools

There is a text template you can use to start a document containing a MIB module that helps you meet many of the requirements listed in RFC4181 "Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers of MIB Documents" and also is designed to meet the preferences of the MIB Doctors for section ordering and naming to simplify automated checking. See RFC 5249 - Templates for Internet-Drafts Containing MIB Modules

The XML source for generating the text template with the xml2rfc tool is also available. The XML source includes additional comments that can help an author fill in the various sections appropriately using an XML editor. The XML source is contained in An XML Template for Documents Containing a MIB Module. Viewing the XML source in your XML editor may require having an rfc2629.dtd from

Updated templates (June 2013), by David B. Harrington, can be found here.
The MIB Doctors have produced three templates specifically aimed at drafts containing MIB modules:

YANG Guidelines

In forthcoming YANG reviews the YANG Doctors will be applying the Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers of YANG Data Model Documents (RFC 6087).

For your convenience:

YANG module security guidelines (16 June 2010, approved by Security ADs, updated 22 March 2012).

List of YANG typedefs.

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