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Agent Extensibility (AgentX) Protocol Version 1 (RFC2741)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003338D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Daniele: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This memo defines a standardized framework for extensible SNMP agents. It defines processing entities called master agents and subagents, a protocol (AgentX) used to communicate between them, and the elements of procedure by which the extensible agent processes SNMP protocol messages. This memo obsoletes RFC 2257.

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Network Working Group M. Daniele

Request for Comments: 2741 Compaq Computer Corporation

Obsoletes: 2257 B. Wijnen

Category: Standards Track T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corp.

M. Ellison, Ed.

Ellison Software Consulting, Inc.

D. Francisco. Ed.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

January 2000

Agent Extensibility (AgentX) Protocol

Version 1

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 (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo defines a standardized framework for extensible SNMP

agents. It defines processing entities called master agents and

subagents, a protocol (AgentX) used to communicate between them, and

the elements of procedure by which the extensible agent processes

SNMP protocol messages. This memo obsoletes RFC 2257.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.....................................................4

2. The SNMP Management Framework....................................4

2.1. A Note on Terminology........................................5

3. Extending the MIB................................................5

3.1. Motivation for AgentX........................................6

4. AgentX Framework.................................................6

4.1. AgentX Roles.................................................7

4.2. Applicability................................................8

4.3. Design Features of AgentX....................................9

4.4. Non-Goals...................................................10

5. AgentX Encodings................................................11

5.1. Object Identifier...........................................11

5.2. SearchRange.................................................13

5.3. Octet String................................................14

5.4. Value Representation........................................15

6. Protocol Definitions............................................17

6.1. AgentX PDU Header...........................................17

6.1.1. Context.................................................20

6.2. AgentX PDUs.................................................20

6.2.1. The agentx-Open-PDU.....................................20

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