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Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC2572)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003159D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 35 page(s) / 89K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Case: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document describes the Message Processing and Dispatching for SNMP messages within the SNMP architecture [RFC2571]. It defines the procedures for dispatching potentially multiple versions of SNMP messages to the proper SNMP Message Processing Models, and for dispatching PDUs to SNMP applications. This document also describes one Message Processing Model - the SNMPv3 Message Processing Model.

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Network Working Group J. Case

Request for Comments: 2572 SNMP Research Inc.

Obsoletes: 2272 D. Harrington

Category: Standards Track Cabletron Systems, Inc.

R. Presuhn

BMC Software, Inc.

B. Wijnen

IBM T. J. Watson Research

April 1999

Message Processing and Dispatching for the

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

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 (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document describes the Message Processing and Dispatching for

SNMP messages within the SNMP architecture [RFC2571]. It defines the

procedures for dispatching potentially multiple versions of SNMP

messages to the proper SNMP Message Processing Models, and for

dispatching PDUs to SNMP applications. This document also describes

one Message Processing Model - the SNMPv3 Message Processing Model.

Table of Contents

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

2. Overview .................................................... 3

2.1. The Dispatcher. .......................................... 5

2.2. Message Processing Subsystem .............................. 5

3. Elements of Message Processing and Dispatching .............. 5

3.1. messageProcessingModel .................................... 6

3.2. pduVersion ................................................ 6

3.3. pduType ................................................... 7

3.4. sendPduHandle ............................................. 7

4. Dispatcher Elements of Procedure ............................ 7

4.1. Sending an SNMP Message to the Network .................... 7

4.1.1. Sending a Request or Notification ....................... 7

4.1.2. Sending a Response to the Network ....................... 9

4.2. Receiving an SNMP Message from the Network ................ 11

4.2.1. Messa...