BEGIN and END-VENDOR
END-VENDOR entries consists of a single
line of text with two fields, as shown below.
The keyword that indicates the format of this entry.
The name of the vendor.
The following is an example of a BEGIN-VENDOR entry in the dictionary file:
END-VENDOR entry has the same format as the
BEGIN-VENDOR entry must be followed by a matching
END-VENDOR entry can be used only if there is a
BEGIN-VENDOR. There cannot be two
BEGIN-VENDOR entries in
a row. For example, the following dictionary defines the
BEGIN-VENDOR Cisco ATTRIBUTE Cisco-AVPair 1 string END-Vendor Cisco
The purpose of the
END-VENDOR entries is to
encapsulate a series of attributes or VSAs for that vendor. Each
encapsulated attribute is then defined as being a VSA for that vendor.
This method is preferred to the older method used in some dictionaries,
wherein the vendor name was added as an option after the attribute type
field. This method is simpler and clearer and results in dictionary
files that are more understandable.