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SNMP Communications Services (RFC1270)

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Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 9 page(s) / 24K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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F. Kastenholz: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo is being distributed to members of the Internet community as an Informational RFC. The intent is to present a discussion on the issues relating to the communications services for SNMP. While the issues discussed may not be directly relevant to the research problems of the Internet, they may be interesting to a number of researchers and implementors.

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Network Working Group F. Kastenholz, Editor

Request for Comments: 1270 Clearpoint Research Corporation

October 1991

SNMP Communications Services

Status of This Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Abstract .............................................. 1

2. Introduction .......................................... 1

3. Standardization ....................................... 3

4. Interoperability ...................................... 3

5. To Transport or Not To Transport ...................... 3

6. Connection Oriented vs. Connectionless ................ 6

7. Which Protocol ........................................ 8

8. Security Considerations ............................... 9

9. Appendix .............................................. 9

10. References ........................................... 10

11. Acknowledgements ..................................... 11

12. Author's Address ..................................... 11

1. Abstract

This memo is being distributed to members of the Internet community as

an Informational RFC. The intent is to present a discussion on the

issues relating to the communications services for SNMP. While the

issues discussed may not be directly relevant to the research problems

of the Internet, they may be interesting to a number of researchers

and implementors.

2. Introduction

This document discusses various issues to be considered when

determining the underlying communications services to be used by an

SNMP implementation.

As reported in RFC 1052, IAB Recommendations for the Development of

Internet Network Management Standards [8], a two-prong strategy for

network management of TCP/IP-based internets was undertaken. In the

short-term, the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), defined in

RFC 1067, was to be used to manage nodes in the Internet community.

In the long-term, the use of the OSI network management framework was

to be examined. Two documents were produced to define the management

information: RFC 1065, which defined the Structure of Management

Information (SMI), and RFC 1066, which defined the Management

Information Base (MIB). Both of these documents were designed so as

to be compatible with both the SNMP and the OSI network management

framework.

This strategy was quite successful in the short-term: Internet-based

network management technology was fielded, by both the research and

commercial communities, within a few months. As a result of this,

portions of the Internet community became network manageable in a

timely fashion.

In May of 1990, the core documents were elevated to "Standard

Protocols" with "Recommended" status. As such, the I...