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Structure of Policy Provisioning Information (SPPI) (RFC3159)

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Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-30
Document File: 41 page(s) / 79K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. McCloghrie: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

This document, the Structure of Policy Provisioning Information (SPPI), defines the adapted subset of SNMP's Structure of Management Information (SMI) used to write Policy Information Base (PIB) modules.

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Network Working Group K. McCloghrie Request for Comments: 3159 M. Fine Category: Standards Track Cisco Systems J. Seligson

K. Chan Nortel Networks

S. Hahn R. Sahita

Intel

A. Smith Allegro Networks F. Reichmeyer

PFN August 2001

Structure of Policy Provisioning Information (SPPI)

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.

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Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document, the Structure of Policy Provisioning Information (SPPI), defines the adapted subset of SNMP's Structure of Management Information (SMI) used to write Policy Information Base (PIB) modules.

RFC 2748 defines the COPS protocol, and RFC 2749 describes how the COPS protocol is used to provide for the outsourcing of policy decisions for RSVP. Another usage of the COPS protocol, for the provisioning of policy, is introduced in RFC 3084. In this provisioning model, the policy information is viewed as a collection of Provisioning Classes (PRCs) and Provisioning Instances (PRIs) residing in a virtual information store, termed the Policy Information Base (PIB). Collections of related Provisioning Classes are defined in a PIB module.

McCloghrie, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 3159 SPPI August 2001

Conventions used in this document

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Table of Contents

1 Use of the SMI ................................................. 3 1.1 Terminology Translation ...................................... 3 1.2 Overview ..................................................... 3 2 Structure of this Specification ................................ 4 3 Definitions .................................................... 5 4 PIB Modules .................................................... 17 4.1 Importing Definitions ........................................ 17 4.2 Reserved Keywords ............................................ 18 5 Naming Hierarchy ............................................... 18 6 Mapping of the MODULE-IDENTITY macro ........................... 18 6.1 Mapping of the SUBJECT-CATEGORIES clause ..................... 18 7 Mapping of the OBJECT-TYPE macro ............................... 19 7.1 Mapping of the SYNTAX clause ................................. 19 7.1.1 Counter32 .................................................. 19 7.1.2 Gauge32 .................................................... 20 7.1.3 Opaque ..................................................... 20 7.1.4 IpAddress .................................................. 20 7.1.5 Counter64 ................................