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Simple Network Management Protocol Distributed Protocol Interface Version 2.0 (RFC1592)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002426D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 54 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Wijnen: AUTHOR [+4]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1592: DOI

Abstract

This RFC describes version 2.0 of a protocol that International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has been implementing in most of its SNMP agents to allow dynamic extension of supported MIBs. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group B. Wijnen Request for Comments: 1592 G. Carpenter Obsoletes: 1228 T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corp. Category: Experimental K. Curran A. Sehgal G. Waters Bell Northern Research, Ltd. March 1994

Simple Network Management Protocol Distributed Protocol Interface Version 2.0

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.1 Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.2 Summary of Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2. THEORY OF OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.1 Connection Establishment and Termination . . . . . . . . . 5 2.2 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.3 Normal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.4 DPI Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3. SNMP DPI PROTOCOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.1 Connection Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.1.1 SNMP PDU to GET the Agent’s DPI port . . . . . . . . . 11 3.1.2 SNMP PDU Containing the RESPONSE to the GET . . . . . 13 3.2 SNMP DPI Packet Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3.2.1 DPI Packet Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3.2.2 OPEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3.2.3 CLOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 3.2.4 ARE_YOU_THERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 3.2.5 REGISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.2.6 UNREGISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 3.2.7 GET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 3.2.8 GETNEXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 3.2.9 GETBULK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 3.2.10 SET, COMMIT and UNDO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 3.2.11 RESPONSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 3.2.12 TRAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 3.3 Constants and Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Wijnen, Carpenter, Curran, Sehgal & Waters [Page 1]

RFC 1592 SNMP-DPI March 1994

3.3.1 Protocol Version and Release Values . . . . . . . . . 33 3.3.2 Packet Type Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 3.3.3 Variable Type Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 3.3.4 Value Representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 3.3.5 Character set selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 3.3.6 Error Code Values for SNMP DPI RESPONSE packets . . . 37 3.3.7 UNREGISTER Reason Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 3.3.8 CLOSE Reason Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 4. DPI 2.0 MIB DEFINITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 5. SUBAGENT CONSIDERATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 5.1 DPI API . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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