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Expressing SNMP SMI Datatypes in XML Schema Definition Language (RFC5935)

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Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-17
Document File: 28 page(s) / 28K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Ellison: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Numerous use cases exist for expressing the management information described by SMI Management Information Base (MIB) modules in XML [XML]. Potential use cases reside both outside and within the traditional IETF network management community. For example, developers of some XML-based management applications may want to incorporate the rich set of data models provided by MIB modules. Developers of other XML-based management applications may want to access MIB module instrumentation via gateways to SNMP agents. Such applications benefit from the IETF standard mapping of SMI datatypes to XML datatypes via XSD [XMLSchema], [XSDDatatypes].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        M. Ellison Request for Comments: 5935                   Ellison Software Consulting Category: Standards Track                                      B. Natale ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    MITRE                                                              August 2010

     Expressing SNMP SMI Datatypes in XML Schema Definition Language

Abstract

   This memo defines the IETF standard expression of Structure of    Management Information (SMI) base datatypes in XML Schema Definition    (XSD) language.  The primary objective of this memo is to enable the    production of XML documents that are as faithful to the SMI as    possible, using XSD as the validation mechanism.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5935.

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   Copyright (c) 2010 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

 Ellison & Natale             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 5935          Expressing SNMP SMI Datatypes in XSD       August 2010

 Table of Contents

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

   2. Conventions .....................................................4

   3. Requirements ....................................................4

   4. XSD for SMI Base Datatypes ......................................5

   5. Rationale .......................................................8

      5.1. Numeric Datatypes ..........................................8

      5.2....