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Physical Topology MIB (RFC2922)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-15
Document File: 33 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Bierman: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it describes managed objects used for managing physical topology identification and discovery.

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Network Working Group A. Bierman Request for Comments: 2922 Cisco Systems, Inc. Category: Informational K. Jones Nortel Networks

September 2000

Physical Topology MIB

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it describes managed objects used for managing physical topology identification and discovery.

Table of Contents

1 The SNMP Network Management Framework ............................2 2 Overview .........................................................3 2.1 Terms ..........................................................3 2.2 Design Goals ...................................................5 3 Topology Framework ...............................................6 3.1 Devices and Topology Agents ....................................6 3.2 Topology Mechanisms ............................................7 3.3 Future Considerations ..........................................7 4 Physical Topology MIB ............................................7 4.1 Persistent Identifiers .........................................8 4.2 Relationship to Entity MIB .....................................8 4.3 Relationship to Interfaces MIB .................................9 4.4 Relationship to RMON-2 MIB .....................................9 4.5 Relationship to Bridge MIB .....................................9 4.6 Relationship to Repeater MIB ...................................9 4.7 MIB Structure .................................................10 4.7.1 ptopoData Group .............................................10 4.7.2 ptopoGeneral Group ..........................................10 4.7.3 ptopoConfig Group ...........................................10 4.8 Physical Topology MIB Definitions .............................10

Bierman Jones Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2922 Physical Topology MIB September 2000

5 Intellectual Property ...........................................27 6 Acknowledgements ................................................28 7 References ......................................................28 8 Security Considerations .........................................30 9 Authors' Addresses ..............................................31 10 Full Copyright Statement .......................................32

1. The SNMP Network 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 managem...