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Definitions of Managed Objects for the Fourth Version of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP-4) using SMIv2 (RFC1657)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 17 page(s) / 42K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Willis: AUTHOR [+4]

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 the Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 or lower [1, 2].

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Network Working Group S. Willis

Request for Comments: 1657 J. Burruss

Category: Standards Track Wellfleet Communications Inc.

J. Chu, Editor

IBM Corp.

July 1994

Definitions of Managed Objects for the Fourth Version of the

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP-4) using SMIv2

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.

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, it describes managed objects used for managing the

Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 or lower [1, 2].

2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework consists of four major

components. They are:

RFC 1442 which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for describing

and naming objects for the purpose of management.

STD 17, RFC 1213 defines MIB-II, the core set of managed objects

forthe Internet suite of protocols.

RFC 1445 which defines the administrative and other architectural

aspects of the framework.

RFC 1448 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.

3. 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

specific instantiation of the object. For human convenience, we

often use a textual string, termed the descriptor, to refer to the

object type.

4. Overview

These objects are used to control and manage a BGP-4 implementation.

Apart from a few system-wide scalar objects, this MIB is broken into

three tables: the BGP Peer Table, the BGP Received Path Attribute

Table, and the BGP-4 Received Path Attribute Table. The BGP Peer

Table contains information about state and current activity of

connections with the BGP peers. The Received Path Attribute Table

contains path attributes received from all peers running BGP version

3 or less. The BGP-4 Received Path Attribute Table conta...