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Traffic Flow Measurement: Meter MIB (RFC2720)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003315D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 45 page(s) / 96K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

N. Brownlee: AUTHOR

Abstract

The RTFM Traffic Measurement Architecture provides a general framework for describing and measuring network traffic flows. Flows are defined in terms of their Address Attribute values and measured by a 'Traffic Meter'.

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Network Working Group N. Brownlee

Request for Comments: 2720 The University of Auckland

Obsoletes: 2064 October 1999

Category: Standards Track

Traffic Flow Measurement: Meter 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 (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

The RTFM Traffic Measurement Architecture provides a general

framework for describing and measuring network traffic flows. Flows

are defined in terms of their Address Attribute values and measured

by a 'Traffic Meter'.

This document defines a Management Information Base (MIB) for use in

controlling an RTFM Traffic Meter, in particular for specifying the

flows to be measured. It also provides an efficient mechanism for

retrieving flow data from the meter using SNMP. Security issues

concerning the operation of traffic meters are summarised.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2 The SNMP Management Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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

3.1 Scope of Definitions, Textual Conventions . . . . . . . . . 4

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

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

5 Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

5.1 SNMP Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

5.2 Traffic Meter Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

6 IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

7 Appendix A: Changes Introduced Since RFC 2064 . . . . . . . . . 49

8 Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

9 Intellectual Property Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

10 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

11 Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

12 Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

1 Introduction

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)

for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.

In particu...