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A Convention for Describing SNMP-based Agents (RFC1303)

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Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
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Document File: 12 page(s) / 14K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. McCloghrie: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1303: DOI

Abstract

This memo suggests a straight-forward approach towards describing SNMP- based agents. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group K. McCloghrie Request For Comments: 1303 Hughes LAN Systems M. Rose Dover Beach Consulting February 1992

A Convention for Describing SNMP-based Agents

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.

Abstract

This memo suggests a straight-forward approach towards describing SNMP-based agents.

Table of Contents

1. The Network Management Framework ............................ 2 2. Objects ..................................................... 2 3. Describing Agents ........................................... 3 3.1 Definitions ................................................ 4 3.2 Mapping of the MODULE-CONFORMANCE macro .................... 5 3.2.1 Mapping of the LAST-UPDATED clause ....................... 6 3.2.2 Mapping of the PRODUCT-RELEASE clause .................... 6 3.2.3 Mapping of the DESCRIPTION clause ........................ 6 3.2.4 Mapping of the SUPPORTS clause ........................... 6 3.2.4.1 Mapping of the INCLUDES clause ......................... 6 3.2.4.2 Mapping of the VARIATION clause ........................ 6 3.2.4.2.1 Mapping of the SYNTAX clause ......................... 6 3.2.4.2.2 Mapping of the WRITE-SYNTAX clause ................... 7 3.2.4.2.3 Mapping of the ACCESS clause ......................... 7 3.2.4.2.4 Mapping of the CREATION-REQUIRES clause .............. 7 3.2.4.2.5 Mapping of the DEFVAL clause ......................... 7 3.2.4.2.6 Mapping of the DESCRIPTION clause .................... 7 3.3 Refined Syntax ............................................. 7 3.4 Usage Example .............................................. 8 4. Acknowledgements ............................................ 11 5. References .................................................. 11 6. Security Considerations...................................... 12 7. Authors’ Addresses........................................... 12

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RFC 1303 Convention for Describing SNMP Agents February 1992

1. The Network Management Framework

The Internet-standard Network Management Framework consists of three components. They are:

RFC 1155 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for describing and naming objects for the purpose of management. RFC 1212 [2] defines a more concise description mechanism, which is wholly consistent with the SMI.

RFC 1213 [3] which defines MIB-II, the core set of managed objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

RFC 1157 [4] which defines the SNMP, the protocol used for network access to managed objects.

The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of experimentation and evaluation.

2. Objects

Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed the Management Information Base or MIB. Within a given MIB module, objects are defined using RFC 1212’s OBJECT-TYPE macro. At a minimum, each object has a name, a syntax, an access-level, and...

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