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Textual Conventions for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) (RFC1443)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 21 page(s) / 58K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Case: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A network management system contains: several (potentially many) nodes, each with a processing entity, termed an agent, which has access to management instrumentation; at least one management station; and, a management protocol, used to convey management information between the agents and management stations. Operations of the protocol are carried out under an administrative framework which defines both authentication and authorization policies.

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Network Working Group J. Case

Request for Comments: 1443 SNMP Research, Inc.

K. McCloghrie

Hughes LAN Systems

M. Rose

Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

S. Waldbusser

Carnegie Mellon University

April 1993

Textual Conventions

for version 2 of the

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)

Status of this Memo

This RFC specifes 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 Introduction .......................................... 2

1.1 A Note on Terminology ............................... 3

2 Definitions ........................................... 4

3 Mapping of the TEXTUAL-CONVENTION macro ............... 22

3.1 Mapping of the DISPLAY-HINT clause .................. 22

3.2 Mapping of the STATUS clause ........................ 24

3.3 Mapping of the DESCRIPTION clause ................... 24

3.4 Mapping of the REFERENCE clause ..................... 24

3.5 Mapping of the SYNTAX clause ........................ 24

4 Acknowledgements ...................................... 26

5 References ............................................ 30

6 Security Considerations ............................... 31

7 Authors' Addresses .................................... 31

RFC 1443 Textual Conventions for SNMPv2 April 1993

1. Introduction

A network management system contains: several (potentially

many) nodes, each with a processing entity, termed an agent,

which has access to management instrumentation; at least one

management station; and, a management protocol, used to convey

management information between the agents and management

stations. Operations of the protocol are carried out under an

administrative framework which defines both authentication and

authorization policies.

Network management stations execute management applications

which monitor and control network elements. Network elements

are devices such as hosts, routers, terminal servers, etc....