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An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (RFC2261)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Harrington: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document describes an architecture for describing SNMP Management Frameworks. The architecture is designed to be modular to allow the evolution of the SNMP protocol standards over time. The major portions of the architecture are an SNMP engine containing a Message Processing Subsystem, a Security Subsystem and an Access Control Subsystem, and possibly multiple SNMP applications which provide specific functional processing of management data.

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Network Working Group D. Harrington

Request for Comments: 2261 Cabletron Systems, Inc.

Category: Standards Track R. Presuhn

BMC Software, Inc.

B. Wijnen

IBM T. J. Watson Research

January 1998

An Architecture for Describing

SNMP Management Frameworks

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 (1997). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document describes an architecture for describing SNMP

Management Frameworks. The architecture is designed to be modular to

allow the evolution of the SNMP protocol standards over time. The

major portions of the architecture are an SNMP engine containing a

Message Processing Subsystem, a Security Subsystem and an Access

Control Subsystem, and possibly multiple SNMP applications which

provide specific functional processing of management data.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................ 3

1.1. Overview .................................................. 3

1.2. SNMP ...................................................... 4

1.3. Goals of this Architecture ................................ 5

1.4. Security Requirements of this Architecture ................ 6

1.5. Design Decisions .......................................... 7

2. Documentation Overview ...................................... 8

2.1. Document Roadmap .......................................... 10

2.2. Applicability Statement ................................... 10

2.3. Coexistence and Transition ................................ 10

2.4. Transport Mappings ........................................ 11

2.5. Message Processing ........................................ 11

2.6. Security .................................................. 11

2.7. Access Control ............................................ 11

2.8. Protocol Operations ....................................... 12

2.9. Applications .............................