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DNS Resolver MIB Extensions (RFC1612)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002448D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 32 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Austein: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1612: DOI

Abstract

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it describes a set of extensions which instrument DNS resolver functions. This memo was produced by the DNS working group. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group R. Austein Request for Comments: 1612 Epilogue Technology Corporation Category: Standards Track J. Saperia Digital Equipment Corporation May 1994

DNS Resolver MIB Extensions

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .............................................. 1 2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework ................... 2 2.1 Object Definitions ....................................... 2 3. Overview .................................................. 2 3.1 Resolvers ................................................ 3 3.2 Name Servers ............................................. 3 3.3 Selected Objects ......................................... 4 3.4 Textual Conventions ...................................... 4 4. Definitions ............................................... 5 5. Acknowledgements .......................................... 30 6. References ................................................ 30 7. Security Considerations ................................... 32 8. Authors’ Addresses ........................................ 32

1. Introduction

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it describes a set of extensions which instrument DNS resolver functions. This memo was produced by the DNS working group.

With the adoption of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework [4,5,6,7], and with a large number of vendor implementations of these standards in commercially available products, it became possible to provide a higher level of effective network management in TCP/IP-based internets than was previously available. With the growth in the use of these standards, it has become possible to consider the management of other elements of the infrastructure beyond the basic TCP/IP protocols. A key element of

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RFC 1612 DNS Resolver MIB May 1994

the TCP/IP infrastructure is the DNS.

Up to this point there has been no mechanism to integrate the management of the DNS with SNMP-based managers. This memo provides the mechanisms by which IP-based management stations can effectively manage DNS resolver software in an integrated fashion.

We have defined DNS MIB objects to be used in conjunction with the Internet MIB to allow access to and control of DNS resolver software via SNMP by the Internet community.

2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework consists of four major components. They are:

o RFC 1442 which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

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