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Remote Network Monitoring Management Information Base Version 2 using SMIv2 (RFC2021)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Waldbusser: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets. In particular, it defines objects for managing remote network monitoring devices.

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Network Working Group S. Waldbusser

Request for Comments: 2021 INS

Category: Standards Track January 1997

Remote Network Monitoring Management Information Base

Version 2

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.

Abstract

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

for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets.

In particular, it defines objects for managing remote network

monitoring devices.

Table of Contents

1 The Network Management Framework ...................... 2

2 Overview .............................................. 2

2.1 Remote Network Management Goals ..................... 3

2.2 Structure of MIB .................................... 5

3 Control of Remote Network Monitoring Devices .......... 6

3.1 Resource Sharing Among Multiple Management Sta-

tions .............................................. 7

3.2 Row Addition Among Multiple Management Stations ..... 9

4 Conventions ........................................... 10

5 RMON 2 Conventions .................................... 10

5.1 Usage of the term Application Level ................. 10

5.2 Protocol Directory and Limited Extensibility ........ 11

5.3 Errors in packets ................................... 11

6 Definitions ........................................... 12

7 Security Considerations ............................... 122

8 Appendix - TimeFilter Implementation Notes ........... 123

9 Acknowledgments ...................................... 129

10 References ........................................... 129

11 Author's Address...................................... 130

1. The Network Management Framework

The Internet-standard Network Management Framework consists of three

components. They are:

RFC 1902 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for

describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

RFC 1213, STD 17, [3] which defines MIB-II, the core set of

managed objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

RFC 1905 [4] which defines the SNMP, the protocol used for

network access to managed objects.

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

experimentation and evaluation.

Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed

the Management Information Base or MIB. Within a given MIB module,

objects are defined using the SMI's OBJECT-TYPE macro. At a minimum,

each object has a name, a syntax, an access-level, and an

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