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Network Services Monitoring MIB (RFC2248)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002807D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 15 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

N. Freed: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A networked application is a realization of some well defined service on one or more host computers that is accessible via some network, uses some network for its internal operations, or both.

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Network Working Group N. Freed

Request for Comments: 2248 Innosoft

Obsoletes: 1565 S. Kille

Category: Standards Track ISODE Consortium

January 1998

Network Services Monitoring MIB

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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

1. Introduction

A networked application is a realization of some well defined service

on one or more host computers that is accessible via some network,

uses some network for its internal operations, or both.

There are a wide range of networked applications for which it is

appropriate to provide SNMP monitoring of their network usage. This

includes applications using both TCP/IP and OSI networking. This

document defines a MIB which contains the elements common to the

monitoring of any network service application. This information

includes a table of all monitorable network service applications, a

count of the associations (connections) to each application, and

basic information about the parameters and status of each

application-related association.

This MIB may be used on its own for any application, and for most

simple applications this will suffice. This MIB is also designed to

serve as a building block which can be used in conjunction with

application-specific monitoring and management. Two examples of this

are MIBs defining additional variables for monitoring a Message

Transfer Agent (MTA) service or a Directory Service Agent (DSA)

service. It is expected that further MIBs of this nature will be

specified.

This MIB does not attempt to provide facilities for management of the

host or hosts the network service application runs on, nor does it

provide facilities for monitoring applications that provide something

other than a network service. Host resource and general application

monitoring is handled by the Host Resources MIB at present;

development of an additional application MIB is currently underway in

the IETF.

2. Table of Contents

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