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Protocol Operations for Version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) (RFC1905)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004227D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 21 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

SNMPv2 Working Group: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A management system contains: several (potentially many) nodes, each with a processing entity, termed an agent, which has access to management instrumentation; at least one management station; and, a management protocol, used to convey management information between the agents and management stations. Operations of the protocol are carried out under an administrative framework which defines authentication, authorization, access control, and privacy policies.

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Network Working Group SNMPv2 Working Group

Request for Comments: 1905 J. Case

Obsoletes: 1448 SNMP Research, Inc.

Category: Standards Track K. McCloghrie

Cisco Systems, Inc.

M. Rose

Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

S. Waldbusser

International Network Services

January 1996

Protocol Operations

for Version 2 of the

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)

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.

1. Introduction

A management system contains: several (potentially many) nodes, each

with a processing entity, termed an agent, which has access to

management instrumentation; at least one management station; and, a

management protocol, used to convey management information between

the agents and management stations. Operations of the protocol are

carried out under an administrative framework which defines

authentication, authorization, access control, and privacy policies.

Management stations execute management applications which monitor and

control managed elements. Managed elements are devices such as

hosts, routers, terminal servers, etc., which are monitored and

controlled via access to their management information.

Management information is viewed as a collection of managed objects,

residing in a virtual information store, termed the Management

Information Base (MIB). Collections of related objects are defined

in MIB modules. These modules are written using a subset of OSI's

Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) [1], termed the Structure of

Management Information (SMI) [2].

The management protocol, version 2 of the Simple Network Management

Protocol, provides for the exchange of messages which convey

management information between the agents and the management

stations. The form of these messages is a message "wrapper" which

encapsulates a Protocol Data Unit (PDU). The form and meaning of the

"wrapper" is determined by an administrative framework which defines

both authentication and authorization policies.

It is the purpose of this document, Protocol Operations for SNMPv2,

to define the operations of the protocol with respect to the sending

and receiving of the PDUs.

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