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SNMP Communications Services (RFC1270)

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Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 11 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

F. Kastenholz: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1270: DOI

Abstract

This document discusses various issues to be considered when determining the underlying communications services to be used by an SNMP implementation. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group F. Kastenholz, Editor Request for Comments: 1270 Clearpoint Research Corporation October 1991

SNMP Communications Services

Status of This Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Abstract .............................................. 1 2. Introduction .......................................... 1 3. Standardization ....................................... 3 4. Interoperability ...................................... 3 5. To Transport or Not To Transport ...................... 3 6. Connection Oriented vs. Connectionless ................ 6 7. Which Protocol ........................................ 8 8. Security Considerations ............................... 9 9. Appendix .............................................. 9 10. References ........................................... 10 11. Acknowledgements ..................................... 11 12. Author’s Address ..................................... 11

1. Abstract

This memo is being distributed to members of the Internet community as an Informational RFC. The intent is to present a discussion on the issues relating to the communications services for SNMP. While the issues discussed may not be directly relevant to the research problems of the Internet, they may be interesting to a number of researchers and implementors.

2. Introduction

This document discusses various issues to be considered when determining the underlying communications services to be used by an SNMP implementation.

As reported in RFC 1052, IAB Recommendations for the Development of Internet Network Management Standards [8], a two-prong strategy for network management of TCP/IP-based internets was undertaken. In the short-term, the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), defined in RFC 1067, was to be used to manage nodes in the Internet community.

SNMP Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1270 SNMP Communications Services October 1991

In the long-term, the use of the OSI network management framework was to be examined. Two documents were produced to define the management information: RFC 1065, which defined the Structure of Management Information (SMI), and RFC 1066, which defined the Management Information Base (MIB). Both of these documents were designed so as to be compatible with both the SNMP and the OSI network management framework.

This strategy was quite successful in the short-term: Internet-based network management technology was fielded, by both the research and commercial communities, within a few months. As a result of this, portions of the Internet community became network manageable in a timely fashion.

In May of 1990, the core documents were elevated to "Standard Protocols" with "Recommended" status. As such, the Internet-standard network management framework consists of: Structure and Identification of Management Information for TCP/IP-based internets, RFC 1155 [9], which des...

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