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Mail Monitoring MIB (RFC1566)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 15 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Kille: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, this memo extends the basic Network Services Monitoring MIB [5] to allow monitoring of Message Transfer Agents (MTAs). It may also be used to monitor MTA components within gateways.

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Network Working Group S. Kille, WG Chair

Request for Comments: 1566 ISODE Consortium

Category: Standards Track N. Freed, Editor

Innosoft

January 1994

Mail Monitoring MIB

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................. 2

2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework ...................... 2

2.1 Object Definitions .......................................... 2

3. Message Flow Model ........................................... 3

4. MTA Objects .................................................. 3

5. Definitions .................................................. 4

6. Acknowledgements .............................................19

7. References ...................................................19

8. Security Considerations ......................................19

9. Authors' Addresses ...........................................20

1. Introduction

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)

for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.

In particular, this memo extends the basic Network Services

Monitoring MIB [5] to allow monitoring of Message Transfer Agents

(MTAs). It may also be used to monitor MTA components within

gateways.

2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework consists of four major

components. They are:

o RFC 1442 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for

describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

o STD 17, RFC 1213 [2] defines MIB-II, the core set of managed

objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

o RFC 1445 [3] which defines the administrative and other

architectural aspects of the framework.

o RFC 1448 [4] which defines the protocol used for network

access to managed objects.

The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of

experimentation and evaluation.

2.1 Object Definitions

Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed

the Management Information Base or MIB. Objects in the MIB are

defined using the subset of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1)

defined in the SMI. In particular, each object type is named by an

OBJECT IDENTIFIER, an administratively assigned name. The object

type together with an object instance serves to uniquely identify a

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