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Evolution of the Interfaces Group of MIB-II (RFC1573)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002407D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. McCloghrie: 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, it describes managed objects used for managing Network Interfaces.

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Network Working Group K. McCloghrie

Request for Comments: 1573 Hughes LAN Systems

Obsoletes: 1229 F. Kastenholz

Category: Standards Track FTP Software

January 1994

Evolution of the Interfaces Group of MIB-II

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 ...................................... 3

3 Experience with the Interfaces Group ...................... 3

3.1 Areas of Clarification/Revision ......................... 3

3.1.1 Interface Numbering ................................... 4

3.1.2 Interface Sub-Layers .................................. 4

3.1.3 Virtual Circuits ...................................... 5

3.1.4 Bit, Character, and Fixed-Length Interfaces ........... 5

3.1.5 Counter Size .......................................... 5

3.1.6 Interface Speed ....................................... 6

3.1.7 Multicast/Broadcast Counters .......................... 6

3.1.8 Addition of New ifType values ......................... 6

3.1.9 ifSpecific ............................................ 6

3.2 Clarifications/Revisions ................................ 7

3.2.1 Interface Numbering ................................... 7

3.2.2 Interface Sub-Layers .................................. 8

3.2.3 Guidance on Defining Sub-layers ....................... 11

3.2.4 Virtual Circuits ...................................... 12

3.2.5 Bit, Character, and Fixed-Length Interfaces ........... 12

3.2.6 Counter Size .......................................... 14

3.2.7 Interface Speed ....................................... 16

3.2.8 Multicast/Broadcast Counters .......................... 16

3.2.9 Trap Enable ........................................... 17

3.2.10 Addition of New ifType values ........................ 17

3.2.11 InterfaceIndex Textual Convention .................... 17

3.2.12 IfAdminStatus and IfOperStatus ....................... 18

3.2.13 Traps ...