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Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2) (RFC2578)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003165D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 38 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. McCloghrie: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Management information is viewed as a collection of managed objects, residing in a virtual information store, termed the Management Information Base (MIB). Collections of related objects are defined in MIB modules. These modules are written using an adapted subset of OSI's Abstract Syntax Notation One, ASN.1 (1988) [1]. It is the purpose of this document, the Structure of Management Information (SMI), to define that adapted subset, and to assign a set of associated administrative values.

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Network Working Group Editors of this version:

Request for Comments: 2578 K. McCloghrie

STD: 58 Cisco Systems

Obsoletes: 1902 D. Perkins

Category: Standards Track SNMPinfo

J. Schoenwaelder

TU Braunschweig

Authors of previous version:

J. Case

SNMP Research

K. McCloghrie

Cisco Systems

M. Rose

First Virtual Holdings

S. Waldbusser

International Network Services

April 1999

Structure of Management Information Version 2 (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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

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

1.1 A Note on Terminology ......................................4

2 Definitions ..................................................4

2.1 The MODULE-IDENTITY macro ..................................5

2.2 Object Names and Syntaxes ..................................5

2.3 The OBJECT-TYPE macro ......................................8

2.5 The NOTIFICATION-TYPE macro ...............................10

2.6 Administrative Identifiers ................................11

3 Information Modules .........................................11

3.1 Macro Invocation ..........................................12

3.1.1 Textual Values and Strings ..............................13

RFC 2578 SMIv2 April 1999

3.2 IMPORTing Symbols .........................................14

3.3 Exporting Symbols .................................