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Textual Conventions for Internet Network Addresses (RFC4001)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074145D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 23 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Daniele: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This MIB module defines textual conventions to represent commonly used Internet network layer addressing information. The intent is that these textual conventions will be imported and used in MIB modules that would otherwise define their own representations.

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Network Working Group                                         M. Daniele

Request for Comments: 4001                           SyAM Software, Inc.

Obsoletes: 3291                                              B. Haberman

Category: Standards Track                      

Johns

Hopkins

University

                                                             S. Routhier

                                                Wind River Systems, Inc.

                                                        J. Schoenwaelder

                                        

International University

Bremen

                                                           February 2005

           Textual Conventions for Internet Network Addresses

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 (2005).

Abstract

   This MIB module defines textual conventions to represent commonly

   used Internet network layer addressing information.  The intent is

   that these textual conventions will be imported and used in MIB

   modules that would otherwise define their own representations.

Daniele, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 4001          Internet Network Address Conventions     February 2005

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework . . . . . . . . . .  4

   3.  Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   4.  Usage Hints  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

       4.1.  Table Indexing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

       4.2.  Uniqueness of Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

       4.3.  Multiple Addresses per Host  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

       4.4.  Resolving DNS Names  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

   5.  Table Indexing Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

   7.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

   8.  Changes from RFC 3291 to RFC 4001  . . . . . . . . ....