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Protocol Operations for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) (RFC1448)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 36 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Case: AUTHOR [+3]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1448: DOI

Abstract

It is the purpose of this document, Protocol Operations for SNMPv2, to define the operations of the protocol with respect to the sending and receiving of the PDUs. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group J. Case Request for Comments: 1448 SNMP Research, Inc. K. McCloghrie Hughes LAN Systems M. Rose Dover Beach Consulting, Inc. S. Waldbusser Carnegie Mellon University April 1993

Protocol Operations 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 ............................... 2 2 Overview .............................................. 3 2.1 Roles of Protocol Entities .......................... 3 2.2 Management Information .............................. 3 2.3 Access to Management Information .................... 4 2.4 Retransmission of Requests .......................... 4 2.5 Message Sizes ....................................... 5 2.6 Transport Mappings .................................. 6 3 Definitions ........................................... 7 4 Protocol Specification ................................ 12 4.1 Common Constructs ................................... 12 4.2 PDU Processing ...................................... 12 4.2.1 The GetRequest-PDU ................................ 13 4.2.2 The GetNextRequest-PDU ............................ 15 4.2.2.1 Example of Table Traversal ...................... 16 4.2.3 The GetBulkRequest-PDU ............................ 18 4.2.3.1 Another Example of Table Traversal .............. 21 4.2.4 The Response-PDU .................................. 22 4.2.5 The SetRequest-PDU ................................ 23 4.2.6 The SNMPv2-Trap-PDU ............................... 26 4.2.7 The InformRequest-PDU ............................. 27

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RFC 1448 Protocol Operations for SNMPv2 April 1993

5 Acknowledgements ...................................... 29 6 References ............................................ 33 7 Security Considerations ............................... 35 8 Authors’ Addresses .................................... 35

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RFC 1448 Protocol Operations 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 dev...

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