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Traffic Flow Measurement: Meter MIB (RFC2064)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002615D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 32 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

N. Brownlee: 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, this memo defines managed objects used for obtaining traffic flow information from network traffic meters.

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Network Working Group N. Brownlee

Request for Comments: 2064 The University of Auckland

Category: Experimental January 1997

Traffic Flow Measurement: Meter MIB

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.

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, this memo defines managed objects used for obtaining

traffic flow information from network traffic meters.

Table of Contents

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

2 Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2.1 Format of Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

3 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

3.1 Scope of Definitions, Textual Conventions . . . . . . . . . 3

3.2 Usage of the MIB variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

4 Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

5 Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

7 Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

8 Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

1 The Network Management Framework

The Internet-standard Network Management Framework consists of three

components. They are:

RFC 1155 defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for describing and

naming objects for the purpose of management. STD 16, RFC 1212

defines a more concise description mechanism, which is wholly

consistent with the SMI.

RFC 1156 defines MIB-I, the core set of managed objects for the

Internet suite of protocols. STD 17, RFC 1213 [1] defines MIB-II,

an evolution of MIB-I based on implementation experience and new

operational requirements.

STD 15, RFC 1157 defines the SNMP, the protocol used for network

access to managed objects.

RFC 1442 [2] defines the SMI for version 2 of the Simple Network

Management Protocol.

RFCs 1443 and 1444 [3,4] define Textual Conventions and

Conformance Statements for version 2 of the Simple Network

Management Protocol.

RFC 1452 [5] describes how versions 1 and 2 of the Simple Network

Management Protocol should coexist.

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

experimentation and evaluation.

2 Objects

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) [...