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Textual Conventions for Internet Network Addresses (RFC2851)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003450D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 13 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Daniele: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This MIB module defines textual conventions to represent commonly used Internet network layer addressing information. The intent is that these definitions will be imported and used in MIBs that would otherwise define their own representations.

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Network Working Group M. Daniele

Request for Comments: 2851 Compaq Computer Corporation

Category: Standards Track B. Haberman

Nortel Networks

S. Routhier

Wind River Systems, Inc.

J. Schoenwaelder

TU Braunschweig

June 2000

Textual Conventions for Internet Network Addresses

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 MIB module defines textual conventions to represent commonly

used Internet network layer addressing information. The intent is

that these definitions will be imported and used in MIBs that would

otherwise define their own representations.

This work is output from the Operations and Management Area "IPv6MIB"

design team.

Table of Contents

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

2. The SNMP Management Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

3. Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

4. Usage Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

4.1 Table Indexing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

4.2 Uniqueness of Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.3 Multiple InetAddresses per Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.4 Resolving DNS Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

5. Table Indexing Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

6. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

7. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

8. Intellectual Property Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

1. Introduction

Several standard-track MIB modules use the IpAddress SMIv2 base type.

This limits the applicability of these MIB modules to IP Version 4

(IPv4) since the IpAddress SMIv2 base type can only contain 4 byte

IPv4 addresses. The IpAddress SMIv2 base type has become problematic

with the introduction of IP Version 6 (IPv6) addresses [21].

This document defines multiple textual conventions as a mechanism to

exp...