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Manager-to-Manager Management Information Base (RFC1451)

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

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Case: AUTHOR [+3]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1451: DOI

Abstract

It is the purpose of this document to define managed objects which describe the behavior of a SNMPv2 entity acting in both a manager role and an agent role. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group J. Case Request for Comments: 1451 SNMP Research, Inc. K. McCloghrie Hughes LAN Systems M. Rose Dover Beach Consulting, Inc. S. Waldbusser Carnegie Mellon University April 1993

Manager-to-Manager Management Information Base

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 A SNMPv2 Entity Acting in a Dual Role ............... 3 2.2 Alarms, Events, and Notifications ................... 3 2.3 Access Control ...................................... 4 3 Definitions ........................................... 6 3.1 The Alarm Group ..................................... 7 3.1.1 Alarm-Related Notifications ....................... 20 3.2 The Event Group ..................................... 21 3.3 Conformance Information ............................. 29 3.3.1 Compliance Statements ............................. 29 3.3.2 Units of Conformance .............................. 29 4 Acknowledgements ...................................... 31 5 References ............................................ 35 6 Security Considerations ............................... 36 7 Authors’ Addresses .................................... 36

Case, McCloghrie, Rose & Waldbusser [Page 1]

RFC 1451 Manager-to-Manager MIB 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].

The management protocol, version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol [3], provides for the exchange of messages which convey management information between the agents and the manag...

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