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Report of the second Ad Hoc Network Management Review Group (RFC1109)

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Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 7 page(s) / 19K

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V.G. Cerf: AUTHOR

Abstract

On February 29, 1988, an Ad Hoc Network Management Review Group was convened to consider the state of network management technology for the Internet and to make recommendations to the Internet Activities Board as to network management policy. The outcome of that meeting was summarized in RFC 1052 and essentially established a framework in which two network management protocols now known respectively as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Common Management Information Protocol on TCP (CMOT) were selected for further work. Subsequently, both SNMP [6] and CMOT [5] were advanced to Draft- Standard/Recommended status for use in the Internet [SNMP: RFC 1098, CMOT: RFC 1095].

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Network Working Group V. Cerf

Request for Comments: 1109 NRI

August 1989

Report of the Second Ad Hoc Network Management Review Group

Status of this Memo

This RFC reports an official Internet Activities Board (IAB) policy

position on the treatment of Network Management in the Internet. This

RFC presents the results and recommendations of the second Ad Hoc

Network Management Review on June 12, 1989. The results of the first

such meeting were reported in RFC 1052 [1]. This report was approved

and its recommendations adopted by the IAB as assembled on July 11-

13, 1989. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

INTRODUCTION

On February 29, 1988, an Ad Hoc Network Management Review Group was

convened to consider the state of network management technology for

the Internet and to make recommendations to the Internet Activities

Board as to network management policy. The outcome of that meeting

was summarized in RFC 1052 and essentially established a framework in

which two network management protocols now known respectively as

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Common Management

Information Protocol on TCP (CMOT) were selected for further work.

Subsequently, both SNMP [6] and CMOT [5] were advanced to Draft-

Standard/Recommended status for use in the Internet [SNMP: RFC 1098,

CMOT: RFC 1095].

Simultaneously, it was agreed to establish a working group to

coordinate the definition and specification of managed objects to be

used in common with either protocol. In addition, it was agreed to

use the then current ISO Structure of Management Information (SMI)

specification as a reference standard to guide the naming and

abstraction conventions that would be followed in constructing the

common Internet Management Information Base (MIB). The Internet

versions of SMI and MIB were specified in RFC 1065 [2] and RFC 1066

[3] respectively.

In the intervening fifteen months, considerable progress has been

made in the specification of a common Management Information Base and

in the implementation, deployment and use of network management tools

in the Internet.

The current public subtree of the Internet MIB contains roughly 100

variables (i.e., managed objects) agreed by the SNMP and CMOT working

groups as mandatory for Internet network management. The June 12,

1989 meeting which this document reports was convened to review the

progress to date, to determine whether actions were needed to foster

further evolution of network management tools and to recommend

specific actions in this area to the IAB.

SNMP STATUS

Immediately after the meeting reported in RFC 1052, a group was

convened to make extensions and changes to the predecessor to SNMP:

Simple Gateway Monitoring Protocol. A "connectathon" was held at

NYSERNet, an RFC published...