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Textual Conventions for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) (RFC1443)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 31 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Case: AUTHOR [+3]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1443: DOI

Abstract

It is the purpose of this document to define the initial set of textual conventions available to all MIB modules. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group J. Case Request for Comments: 1443 SNMP Research, Inc. K. McCloghrie Hughes LAN Systems M. Rose Dover Beach Consulting, Inc. S. Waldbusser Carnegie Mellon University April 1993

Textual Conventions for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)

Status of this Memo

This RFC specifes an IAB standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction .......................................... 2 1.1 A Note on Terminology ............................... 3 2 Definitions ........................................... 4 3 Mapping of the TEXTUAL-CONVENTION macro ............... 22 3.1 Mapping of the DISPLAY-HINT clause .................. 22 3.2 Mapping of the STATUS clause ........................ 24 3.3 Mapping of the DESCRIPTION clause ................... 24 3.4 Mapping of the REFERENCE clause ..................... 24 3.5 Mapping of the SYNTAX clause ........................ 24 4 Acknowledgements ...................................... 26 5 References ............................................ 30 6 Security Considerations ............................... 31 7 Authors’ Addresses .................................... 31

Case, McCloghrie, Rose & Waldbusser [Page 1]

RFC 1443 Textual Conventions for SNMPv2 April 1993

1. Introduction

A network management system contains: several (potentially many) nodes, each with a processing entity, termed an agent, which has access to management instrumentation; at least one management station; and, a management protocol, used to convey management information between the agents and management stations. Operations of the protocol are carried out under an administrative framework which defines both authentication and authorization policies.

Network management stations execute management applications which monitor and control network elements. Network elements are devices such as hosts, routers, terminal servers, etc., which are monitored and controlled through access to their management information.

Management information is viewed as a collection of managed objects, residing in a virtual information store, termed the Management Information Base (MIB). Collections of related objects are defined in MIB modules. These modules are written using a subset of OSI’s Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) [1], termed the Structure of Management Information (SMI) [2].

When designing a MIB module, it is often useful to new define types similar to those defined in the SMI. In comparison to a type defined in the SMI, each of these new types has a different name, a similar syntax, but a more precise semantics. These newly defined types are termed textual conventions, and are used for the convenience of humans reading the MIB module. It is the pur...

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