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Protocol Operations for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) (RFC1448)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002276D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 27 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

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: 1448 SNMP Research, Inc.

K. McCloghrie

Hughes LAN Systems

M. Rose

Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

S. Waldbusser

Carnegie Mellon University

April 1993

Protocol Operations

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 ............................... 2

2 Overview .............................................. 3

2.1 Roles of Protocol Entities .......................... 3

2.2 Management Information .............................. 3

2.3 Access to Management Information .................... 4

2.4 Retransmission of Requests .......................... 4

2.5 Message Sizes ....................................... 5

2.6 Transport Mappings .................................. 6

3 Definitions ........................................... 7

4 Protocol Specification ................................ 12

4.1 Common Constructs ................................... 12

4.2 PDU Processing ...................................... 12

4.2.1 The GetRequest-PDU ................................ 13

4.2.2 The GetNextRequest-PDU ............................ 15

4.2.2.1 Example of Table Traversal ...................... 16

4.2.3 The GetBulkRequest-PDU ............................ 18

4.2.3.1 Another Example of Table Traversal .............. 21

4.2.4 The Response-PDU .................................. 22

4.2.5 The SetRequest-PDU ................................ 23

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