Conflicts over Taiwan OIDs
There is a conflict regarding who registers object identifiers
under Taiwan, and what these OIDs actually are.
This is the status as of July 30, 1998.
The relevant persons to contact are:
All the Web pages pointed to here are in Chinese script, so I'm having
a hard time getting any real information on this problem.
- Richard Jui-Ching Shyur, Chungwa Telecom
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, who thinks OIDs are allocated by DGT (a
government agency), and that 2.16.886 is the OID. This is apparently
used by the Government Certificate
Authority of Taiwan.
- Raymond Lee, Taiwan Network Access
<email@example.com>, who thinks the code from ISO 3166,
2.16.158, is the one to use, and that it's managed by Taiwan NAP.
- Dr. Liu, Chungwa Telecom <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who thinks
that 1.2.158 is the one to use (or 2.16.158, or maybe 1.2.886, I'm not sure).
To complicate things further, the numbers under 2.16 are allocated
according to ISO 3166, and I have seen no indication that 886 is
actually allocated to Taiwan. 158 is allocated.
And since Taiwan is apparently not an
ISO member body, its use of any OIDs under the 1.2 arc (ISO member
bodies) is also doubtful, but likely to be unchallenged - since this
is also using the ISO 3166 codes, no other authority can use 1.2.158.
From my distance, all I can do is to ask those who want an object
identifier under the Taiwan arcs to be careful, and hope they sort it
out without too many users being lost on the way.....
Harald Tveit Alvestrand