IANA Guidelines for the Registry of Remote Monitoring (RMON) MIB modules (RFC3737)
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
B. Wijnen: AUTHOR [+2]
This document defines the procedures for IANA to administer and maintain the Object Identifier (OID) tree under the Remote Monitoring (rmon) root. This memo also documents the currently assigned values.
Network Working Group B. Wijnen
Request for Comments: 3737 Lucent Technologies
Category: Standards Track A. Bierman
Cisco Systems, Inc.
IANA Guidelines for the Registry of
Remote Monitoring (RMON) MIB modules
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
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This document defines the procedures for IANA to administer and
maintain the Object Identifier (OID) tree under the Remote Monitoring
(rmon) root. This memo also documents the currently assigned values.
The RMONMIB Working Group so far has maintained its own registry for
OID assignments for new MIB modules under the root OID for rmon
[RFC2819]. This has worked reasonably well, although errors had to
be corrected at a late stage one or two times, and a few now defunct
assignments have been made as well.
It is also a somewhat non-standard way of doing things, because
normally a new standards track MIB module will get a MIB root
assigned at the time that the module is being published as part of an
This document lists the currently assigned rmon OIDs. It also
describes the procedures and rules for new assignments and asks IANA
to take over the responsibility for existing and future assignments.
The current assignments are not all too logical. Initially normal
MIB OIDs were assigned under rmon, but at a later time the WG used
the rmon root OID to create new MIB modules underneath it. Some
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RFC 3737 IANA Guidelines for the RMON Registry April 2004
people will claim 'an OID is just an OID', and while this is true, it
does not make things easier if the organisation of OIDs is not
logical. However, we cannot change what has been assigned in the
past. From now on, only MODULE-IDENTITY macro (MIB root) assignments
will be made (by IANA) under the 'rmon' node. Within a MIB module,
the working group authors/editors can then assign their own OIDs
according to normal procedures.
2. Currently assigned OIDs under the rmon root
At the time of this writing, the following OIDs have been assigned
and IANA has picked up this information in their public registry of
assigned values. They are listed as part of the already existing
smi-numbers registry at:
The assignments under ...mib-2.rmon were maintained by the RMONMIB
Working Group until publication of RFC 3737. Some (early)
assignments may not look all too logical. That is true, but that is
history and cannot be changed. From now on, only MODULE-IDENTITY
macro (MIB root) assignments will be made (by IANA) under the 'rmon'