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The Opstat Client-Server Model for Statistics Retrieval (RFC1856)

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Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 13 page(s) / 27K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Clark: AUTHOR

Abstract

Network administrators gather data related to the performance, utilization, usability and growth of their data network. The amount of raw data gathered is usually quite large, typically ranging somewhere between several megabytes to several gigabytes of data each month. Few (if any) tools exist today for the sharing of that raw data among network operators or between a network service provider (NSP) and its customers. This document defines a model and protocol for a set of tools which could be used by NSPs and Network Operation Centers (NOCs) to share data among themselves and with customers.

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Network Working Group H. Clark

Request For Comments: 1856 BBN Planet

Category: Informational September 1995

The Opstat Client-Server Model for Statistics Retrieval

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

Network administrators gather data related to the performance,

utilization, usability and growth of their data network. The amount

of raw data gathered is usually quite large, typically ranging

somewhere between several megabytes to several gigabytes of data each

month. Few (if any) tools exist today for the sharing of that raw

data among network operators or between a network service provider

(NSP) and its customers. This document defines a model and protocol

for a set of tools which could be used by NSPs and Network Operation

Centers (NOCs) to share data among themselves and with customers.

1.0 Introduction

Network administrators gather data related to the performance,

utilization, usability and growth of their data network. The primary

goal of gathering the data is to facilitate near-term problem

isolation and longer-term network planning within the organization.

The amount of raw data gathered is usually quite large, typically

ranging somewhere between several megabytes to several gigabytes of

data each month. From this raw data, the network administrator

produces various types of reports. Few (if any) tools exist today

for the sharing of that raw data among network operators or between a

network service provider (NSP) and its customers. This document

defines a model and protocol for a set of tools which could be used

by NSPs and Network Operation Centers (NOCs) to share data among

themselves and with customers.

1.1 The OPSTAT Model

Under the Operational Statistics model [1], there exists a common

model under which tools exist for the collection, storage, retrieval

and presentation of network management data.

This document defines a protocol which would allow a client on a

remote machine to retrieve data from a central server, which itself

retrieves from the common statistics database. The client then

presents the data to the user in the form requested (maybe to a X-

window, or to paper).

The basic model used for the retrieval methods defined in this

document is a client-server model. This architecture envisions that

each NOC (or NSP) should install a server which provi...