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SNMP over OSI (RFC1283)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002102D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 7 page(s) / 16K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Rose: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as defined in [1] is now used as an integral part of the network management framework for TCP/IP-based internets. Together, with its companions standards, which define the Structure of Management Information (SMI) [2], and the Management Information Base (MIB) [3], the SNMP has received widespread deployment in many operational networks running the Internet suite of protocols.

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Network Working Group M. Rose

Request for Comments: 1283 Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

Obsoletes: RFC 1161 December 1991

SNMP over OSI

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol

Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Background ............................................ 1

1.1 A Digression on User Interfaces ...................... 2

1.1.1 Addressing Conventions for UDP-based service ....... 3

1.2 A Digression of Layering ............................. 3

2. Mapping onto CLTS ..................................... 3

2.1 Addressing Conventions ............................... 4

2.1.1 Conventions for CLNP-based service ................. 4

3. Mapping onto COTS ..................................... 4

3.1 Addressing Conventions ............................... 5

3.1.1 Conventions for TP4/CLNP-based service ............. 5

3.1.2 Conventions for TP0/X.25-based service ............. 6

4. Trap PDU .............................................. 6

5. Acknowledgements ...................................... 7

6. References ............................................ 7

7. Security Considerations................................ 8

8. Author's Address....................................... 8

1. Background

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as defined in [1] is

now used as an integral part of the network management framework for

TCP/IP-based internets. Together, with its companions standards,

which define the Structure of Management Information (SMI) [2], and

the Management Information Base (MIB) [3], the SNMP has received

widespread deployment in many operational networks running the

Internet suite of protocols.

It should not be surprising that many of these sites might acquire

OSI capabilities and may wish to leverage their investment in SNMP

technology towards managing those OSI components. This memo

addresses these concerns by defining a framework for running the SNMP

in an environment which supports the OSI transport services.

In OSI, there are two such services, a connection-oriented transport

services (COTS) as defined in [4], and a connectionless-mode

transport service (CLTS) as defined in [5]. Although the primary

deployment of the SNMP is over the connectionless-mode transport

service provided by the Internet suite of protocols (i.e., the User

Datagram Protocol or UDP [6]), a design goal of the SNMP was to be

able to use either a CO-mode or CL-mode transport service. As such,

this memo descri...