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Host Monitoring Protocol (RFC0869)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003917D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 54 page(s) / 94K

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RFC - 869

A Host Monitoring Protocol

Robert M. Hinden

BBN Communications Corporation

December 1983

RFC-869 December 1983

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.......................................... 1

2 General Description................................... 3

3 Relationship to Other Protocols....................... 6

4 Protocol Operation.................................... 7

5 Header Formats....................................... 12

5.1 IP Headers......................................... 12

5.2 HMP Header......................................... 13

6 HMP Monitoring Center Message Formats................ 16

6.1 Message Type 100: Polling Message.................. 16

6.2 Message Type 101: Error in Poll.................... 18

6.3 Message Type 102: Control acknowledgment........... 20

A Appendix A - IMP Monitoring.......................... 21

A.1 Message Type 1: IMP Trap........................... 21

A.2 Message Type 2: IMP status......................... 24

A.3 Message Type 3: IMP Modem Throughput............... 29

A.4 Message Type 4: IMP Host Throughput................ 32

B Appendix B - TAC Monitoring.......................... 35

B.1 Message Type 1: TAC Trap Message................... 35

B.2 Message Type 2: TAC Status......................... 38

B.3 Message Type 3: TAC Throughput..................... 42

C Appendix C - Gateway Monitoring...................... 47

C.1 Gateway Parameters................................. 47

C.2 Message Type 1: Gateway Trap....................... 48

C.3 Message Type 2: Gateway Status..................... 51

C.4 Message Type 3: Gateway Throughput................. 58

C.5 Message Type 4: Gateway Host Traffic Matrix........ 64

C.6 Message Type 6: Gateway Routing.................... 67

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RFC-869 December 1983

Replaces IEN-197

A Host Monitoring Protocol

1 Introduction

The Host Monitoring Protocol (HMP) is used to collect

information from hosts in various networks. A host is

defined as an addressable Internet entity that can send and

receive messages; this includes hosts such as server hosts,

personal work stations, terminal concentrators, packet switches,

and gateways. At present the Host Monitoring Protocol is being

used to collect information from Internet Gateways and TACs, and

implementations are being designed for other hosts. It is

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