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Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC3412)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010557D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-18
Document File: 44 page(s) / 96K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Case: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document describes the Message Processing and Dispatching for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) messages within the SNMP architecture. It defines the procedures for dispatching potentially multiple versions of SNMP messages to the proper SNMP Message Processing Models, and for dispatching PDUs to SNMP applications. This document also describes one Message Processing Model - the SNMPv3 Message Processing Model. This document obsoletes RFC 2572.

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Network Working Group                                            J. Case

Request for Comments: 3412                           SNMP Research, Inc.

STD: 62                                                    D. Harrington

Obsoletes: 2572                                       Enterasys Networks

Category: Standards Track                                     R. Presuhn

                                                      BMC Software, Inc.

                                                               B. Wijnen

                                                     Lucent Technologies

                                                           December 2002

               Message Processing and Dispatching for the

               Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

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 the Message Processing and Dispatching for

   Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) messages within the SNMP

   architecture.  It defines the procedures for dispatching potentially

   multiple versions of SNMP messages to the proper SNMP Message

   Processing Models, and for dispatching PDUs to SNMP applications.

   This document also describes one Message Processing Model - the

   SNMPv3 Message Processing Model.  This document obsoletes RFC 2572.

Case, et al.                Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3412      Message Processing and Dispatching for SNMP  December 2002

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................    3

   2. Overview ....................................................    4

   2.1. The Dispatcher ............................................    5

   2.2. Message Processing Subsystem ..............................    5

   3. Elements of Message Processing and Dispatching ..............    6

   3.1. messageProcessingModel ....................................    6

   3.2. pduVersion ................................................    6

   3.3. pduType ...................................................    7

   3.4. sendPd...