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A Convention for Describing SNMP-based Agents (RFC1303)

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Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 10 page(s) / 21K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. McCloghrie: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo suggests a straight-forward approach towards describing SNMP-based agents.

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Network Working Group K. McCloghrie

Request For Comments: 1303 Hughes LAN Systems

M. Rose

Dover Beach Consulting

February 1992

A Convention for Describing SNMP-based Agents

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.

Abstract

This memo suggests a straight-forward approach towards describing

SNMP-based agents.

Table of Contents

1. The Network Management Framework ............................ 2

2. Objects ..................................................... 2

3. Describing Agents ........................................... 3

3.1 Definitions ................................................ 4

3.2 Mapping of the MODULE-CONFORMANCE macro .................... 5

3.2.1 Mapping of the LAST-UPDATED clause ....................... 6

3.2.2 Mapping of the PRODUCT-RELEASE clause .................... 6

3.2.3 Mapping of the DESCRIPTION clause ........................ 6

3.2.4 Mapping of the SUPPORTS clause ........................... 6

3.2.4.1 Mapping of the INCLUDES clause ......................... 6

3.2.4.2 Mapping of the VARIATION clause ........................ 6

3.2.4.2.1 Mapping of the SYNTAX clause ......................... 6

3.2.4.2.2 Mapping of the WRITE-SYNTAX clause ................... 7

3.2.4.2.3 Mapping of the ACCESS clause ......................... 7

3.2.4.2.4 Mapping of the CREATION-REQUIRES clause .............. 7

3.2.4.2.5 Mapping of the DEFVAL clause ......................... 7

3.2.4.2.6 Mapping of the DESCRIPTION clause .................... 7

3.3 Refined Syntax ............................................. 7

3.4 Usage Example .............................................. 8

4. Acknowledgements ............................................ 11

5. References .................................................. 11

6. Security Considerations...................................... 12

7. Authors' Addresses........................................... 12

1. The Network Management Framework

The Internet-standard Network Management Framework consists of

three components. They are:

RFC 1155 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for

describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

RFC 1212 [2] defines a more concise description mechanism,

which is wholly consistent with the SMI.

RFC 1213 [3] which defines MIB-II, the core set of managed

objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

RFC 1157 [4] which defines the SNMP, the protocol used for

network access to managed objects.

The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the

purpose of exper...