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Essential Tools for the OSI Internet (RFC1574)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 11 page(s) / 26K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Hares: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document specifies the following three necessary tools to debug problems in the deployment and maintenance of networks using ISO 8473 (CLNP):

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Network Working Group S. Hares

Request for Comments: 1574 Merit/NSFNET

Obsoletes: 1139 C. Wittbrodt

Category: Informational Stanford University/BARRNet

February 1994

Essential Tools for the OSI Internet

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document specifies the following three necessary tools to debug

problems in the deployment and maintenance of networks using ISO 8473

(CLNP):

- ping or OSI Echo function

- traceroute function which uses the OSI Echo function

- routing table dump function

These CLNS tools are the basics required for hosts and routers for

CLNS network support. It is intended that this document specify the

most basic support level required for CLNS hosts and routers.

To support some of the needed tools (ping and traceroute) this memo

specifies the mechanism specified in RFC 1575 [3].

Table of Contents

Section 1. Conventions ....................................... 2

Section 2. Introduction ...................................... 2

Section 3. Specification ..................................... 2

Section 3.1 Ping ............................................. 3

Section 3.1.1 Protocol Support ............................... 3

Section 3.1.2 Functions supported by the ping utility ........ 3

Section 3.2 Traceroute ....................................... 3

Section 3.2.1 Basic Traceroute ............................... 4

Section 3.2.2 Use of Partial Source route in traceroute ...... 5

Section 3.2.3 Information needed from a Traceroute utility ... 6

Section 3.3 OSI routing table dump ........................... 6

Section 3.4 MIB variables available via SNMP ................. 7

Section 3.4.1 Summary of MIB Variables ....................... 8

Section 3.4.2 ASN.1 Syntax for these MIB variables ........... 8

Section 4. OSI HOST.txt format ............................... 10

Section 5. Acknowledgements .................................. 11

Section 6. References ........................................ 12

Section 7. Security Considerations ........................... 12

Section 8. Author's Addresses ................................ 13

1. Conventions

The following language conventions are used in the items of

specification in this document:

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