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An Architecture for Describing Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Frameworks (RFC3411)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010556D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-20

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Harrington: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document describes an architecture for describing Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Frameworks. The architecture is designed to be modular to allow the evolution of the SNMP protocol standards over time. The major portions of the architecture are an SNMP engine containing a Message Processing Subsystem, a Security Subsystem and an Access Control Subsystem, and possibly multiple SNMP applications which provide specific functional processing of management data. This document obsoletes RFC 2571.

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Network Working Group                                      D. Harrington

Request for Comments: 3411                            Enterasys Networks

STD: 62                                                       R. Presuhn

Obsoletes: 2571                                       BMC Software, Inc.

Category: Standards Track                                      B. Wijnen

                                                     Lucent Technologies

                                                           December 2002

                     An Architecture for Describing

    Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Frameworks

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.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes an architecture for describing Simple Network

   Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Frameworks.  The architecture

   is designed to be modular to allow the evolution of the SNMP protocol

   standards over time.  The major portions of the architecture are an

   SNMP engine containing a Message Processing Subsystem, a Security

   Subsystem and an Access Control Subsystem, and possibly multiple SNMP

   applications which provide specific functional processing of

   management data.  This document obsoletes RFC 2571.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................    4

   1.1. Overview ..................................................    4

   1.2. SNMP ......................................................    5

   1.3. Goals of this Architecture ................................    6

   1.4. Security Requirements of this Architecture ................    6

   1.5. Design Decisions ..........................................    8

   2. Documentation Overview ......................................   10

   2.1. Document Roadmap ..........................................   11

   2.2. Applicability Statement ...................................   11

Harrington, et al.          Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3411      Architecture for SNMP Management Frameworks  December 2002

   2.3. Coexistence and Transition ................................   11

   2.4. Transport Mappings .........................................