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SNMP Administrative Model (RFC1351)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002175D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 28 page(s) / 75K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Davin: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This memo presents an elaboration of the SNMP administrative model set forth in [1]. This model provides a unified conceptual basis for administering SNMP protocol entities to support

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Network Working Group J. Davin

Request for Comments: 1351 MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

J. Galvin

Trusted Information Systems, Inc.

K. McCloghrie

Hughes LAN Systems, Inc.

July 1992

SNMP Administrative Model

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an IAB standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. 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. Abstract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

3. Elements of the Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

3.1 SNMP Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

3.2 SNMP Protocol Entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.3 SNMP Management Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.4 SNMP Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3.5 View Subtree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3.6 MIB View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3.7 SNMP Management Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

3.8 SNMP Authenticated Management Communication . . . . . . . . 9

3.9 SNMP Private Management Communication . . . . . . . . . . 9

3.10 SNMP Management Communication Class . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

3.11 SNMP Access Control Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

3.12 SNMP Proxy Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

3.13 Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

3.13.1 Generating a Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

3.13.2 Processing a Received Communication . . . . . . . . . . . 15

3.13.3 Generating a Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

4. Application of the Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

4.1 Non-Secure Minimal Agent Configuration . . . . . . . . . . 17

4.2 Secure Minimal Agent Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

4.3 Proxy Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

4.3.1 Foreign Proxy Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

4.3.2 Native Proxy Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

4.4 Public Key Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

4.5 MIB View Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

5. Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

6. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

7. References . . . . . ....