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Textual Conventions for Additional High Capacity Data Types (RFC2856)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 9 page(s) / 19K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Bierman: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This memo specifies new textual conventions for additional high capacity data types, intended for SNMP implementations which already support the Counter64 data type. The definitions contained in this document represent a short term solution which may be deprecated in the future.

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Network Working Group A. Bierman

Request for Comments: 2856 K. McCloghrie

Category: Standards Track Cisco Systems, Inc.

R. Presuhn

BMC Software, Inc.

June 2000

Textual Conventions for Additional High Capacity Data Types

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 specifies new textual conventions for additional high

capacity data types, intended for SNMP implementations which already

support the Counter64 data type. The definitions contained in this

document represent a short term solution which may be deprecated in

the future.

Table of Contents

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

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

2.1 Short Term and Long Term Objectives ......................... 3

2.2 Limitations of the Textual Convention Approach .............. 3

3 New Textual Conventions ....................................... 4

3.1 CounterBasedGauge64 ......................................... 4

3.2 ZeroBasedCounter64 .......................................... 4

4 Definitions ................................................... 4

5 Intellectual Property ......................................... 7

6 References .................................................... 7

7 Security Considerations ....................................... 9

8 Authors' Addresses ............................................ 9

9 Full Copyright Statement ...................................... 10

1. The SNMP Management Framework

The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major

components:

o An overall architecture, described in RFC 2571 [RFC2571].

o Mechanisms for describing and naming objects and events for the

purpose of management. The first version of this Structure of

Management Information (SMI) is called SMIv1 and described in STD

16, RFC 1155 [RFC1155], STD 16, RFC 1212 [RFC1212] and RFC 1215

[RFC1215]. The second version, called SMIv2, is described in STD

58, RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58,

RFC 2580 [RFC2580].

o Message protocols for transferring management information. The

first version of the SNMP message protocol is called SNMPv1 and

described in STD 15, RFC 1157 [RFC1157]. A second v...