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Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Scheme for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC4088)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125502D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jun-04
Document File: 19 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Black: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and the Internet Standard Management Framework are widely used for the management of communication devices, creating a need to specify SNMP access (including access to SNMP MIB object instances) from non-SNMP management environments. For example, when out-of-band IP management is used via a separate management interface (e.g., for a device that does not support in-band IP access), a uniform way to indicate how to contact the device for management is needed. Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) fit this need well, as they allow a single text string to indicate a management access communication endpoint for a wide variety of IP-based protocols.

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Network Working Group                                           D. Black
Request for Comments: 4088                               EMC Corporation
Category: Standards Track                                  K. McCloghrie
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                        J. Schoenwaelder
                                         International University Bremen
                                                               June 2005


           Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Scheme 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 (2005).

Abstract

   The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and the Internet
   Standard Management Framework are widely used for the management of
   communication devices, creating a need to specify SNMP access
   (including access to SNMP MIB object instances) from non-SNMP
   management environments.  For example, when out-of-band IP management
   is used via a separate management interface (e.g., for a device that
   does not support in-band IP access), a uniform way to indicate how to
   contact the device for management is needed.  Uniform Resource
   Identifiers (URIs) fit this need well, as they allow a single text
   string to indicate a management access communication endpoint for a
   wide variety of IP-based protocols.

   This document defines a URI scheme so that SNMP can be designated as
   the protocol used for management.  The scheme also allows a URI to
   designate one or more MIB object instances.


Black, et al.               Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4088                  URI Scheme for SNMP                  June 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction..................................................  2
   2. Usage.........................................................  3
   3. Syntax of an SNMP URI.........................................  4
      3.1. Relative Reference Considerations........................  5
   4. Semantics and Operations......................................  6
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