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Essential Tools for the OSI Internet (RFC1574)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002408D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 13 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Hares: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1574: DOI

Abstract

This document specifies the following three necessary tools to debug problems in the deployment and maintenance of networks using ISO 8473 (CLNP): ping or OSI Echo function, traceroute function which uses the OSI Echo function, and routing table dump function. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group S. Hares Request for Comments: 1574 Merit/NSFNET Obsoletes: 1139 C. Wittbrodt Category: Informational Stanford University/BARRNet February 1994

Essential Tools for the OSI Internet

Status of this Memo

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

Abstract

This document specifies the following three necessary tools to debug problems in the deployment and maintenance of networks using ISO 8473 (CLNP):

- ping or OSI Echo function - traceroute function which uses the OSI Echo function - routing table dump function

These CLNS tools are the basics required for hosts and routers for CLNS network support. It is intended that this document specify the most basic support level required for CLNS hosts and routers.

To support some of the needed tools (ping and traceroute) this memo specifies the mechanism specified in RFC 1575 [3].

Table of Contents

Section 1. Conventions ....................................... 2 Section 2. Introduction ...................................... 2 Section 3. Specification ..................................... 2 Section 3.1 Ping ............................................. 3 Section 3.1.1 Protocol Support ............................... 3 Section 3.1.2 Functions supported by the ping utility ........ 3 Section 3.2 Traceroute ....................................... 3 Section 3.2.1 Basic Traceroute ............................... 4 Section 3.2.2 Use of Partial Source route in traceroute ...... 5 Section 3.2.3 Information needed from a Traceroute utility ... 6 Section 3.3 OSI routing table dump ........................... 6 Section 3.4 MIB variables available via SNMP ................. 7 Section 3.4.1 Summary of MIB Variables ....................... 8 Section 3.4.2 ASN.1 Syntax for these MIB variables ........... 8

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RFC 1574 Essential Tools for the OSI Internet February 1994

Section 4. OSI HOST.txt format ............................... 10 Section 5. Acknowledgements .................................. 11 Section 6. References ........................................ 12 Section 7. Security Considerations ........................... 12 Section 8. Author’s Addresses ................................ 13

1. Conventions

The following language conventions are used in the items of specification in this document:

o MUST, SHALL, or MANDATORY -- the item is an absolute requirement of the specification.

o SHOULD or RECOMMENDED -- the item should generally be followed for all but exceptional circumstances.

o MAY or OPTIONAL -- the item is truly optional and may be followed or ignored according to the needs of the implementor.

2. Introduction

Currently in the Internet, OSI protocols are being used more and more. As the network managers of an Internet once predominantly a TCP/IP network began deploying parts of the emerging OSI Internet, it became apparent that network layer OSI netwo...

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