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Simple Network Management Protocol Distributed Protocol Interface Version 2.0 (RFC1592)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002426D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Wijnen: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This RFC describes version 2.0 of a protocol that International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has been implementing in most of its SNMP agents to allow dynamic extension of supported MIBs. Bell Northern Research (BNR) has also implemented a version of this protocol in some of its SNMP agents for the same reason.

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Network Working Group B. Wijnen

Request for Comments: 1592 G. Carpenter

Obsoletes: 1228 T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corp.

Category: Experimental K. Curran

A. Sehgal

G. Waters

Bell Northern Research, Ltd.

March 1994

Simple Network Management Protocol

Distributed Protocol Interface

Version 2.0

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any

kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

1.1 Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

1.2 Summary of Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2. THEORY OF OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2.1 Connection Establishment and Termination . . . . . . . . . 5

2.2 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.3 Normal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.4 DPI Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3. SNMP DPI PROTOCOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

3.1 Connection Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

3.1.1 SNMP PDU to GET the Agent's DPI port . . . . . . . . . 11

3.1.2 SNMP PDU Containing the RESPONSE to the GET . . . . . 13

3.2 SNMP DPI Packet Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

3.2.1 DPI Packet Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

3.2.2 OPEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

3.2.3 CLOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

3.2.4 ARE_YOU_THERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

3.2.5 REGISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

3.2.6 UNREGISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

3.2.7 GET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

3.2.8 GETNEXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3.2.9 GETBULK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

3.2.10 SET, COMMIT and UNDO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

3.2.11 RESPONSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

3.2.12 TRAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

3.3 Constants and Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

3.3.1 Protocol Version and Release Values . . . . . . . . . 33

3.3.2 Packet Type Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....