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Definitions of Managed Objects for Character Stream Devices using SMIv2 (RFC1658)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
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Document File: 18 page(s) / 19K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Stewart: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1658: DOI

Abstract

This memo defines an extension to the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it defines objects for the management of character stream devices. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group B. Stewart Request for Comments: 1658 Xyplex, Inc. Obsoletes: 1316 July 1994 Category: Standards Track

Definitions of Managed Objects for Character Stream Devices using SMIv2

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 ................................................ 2 2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework ..................... 2 2.1 Object Definitions ......................................... 3 3. Overview .................................................... 3 3.1 Relationship to Interface MIB .............................. 4 4. Definitions ................................................. 4 5. Acknowledgements ............................................ 17 6. References .................................................. 17 7. Security Considerations ..................................... 18 8. Author’s Address ............................................ 18

1. Introduction

This memo defines an extension to the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it defines objects for the management of character stream devices.

2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

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

o RFC 1442 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

o STD 17, RFC 1213 [2] defines MIB-II, the core set of managed objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

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RFC 1658 Character MIB July 1994

o RFC 1445 [3] which defines the administrative and other architectural aspects of the framework.

o RFC 1448 [4] which defines the protocol used for network access to managed objects.

The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of experimentation and evaluation.

2.1. Object Definitions

Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed the Management Information Base or MIB. Objects in the MIB are defined using the subset of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) defined in the SMI. In particular, each object object type is named by an OBJECT IDENTIFIER, an administratively assigned name. The object type together with an object instance serves to uniquely identify a specific instantiation of the object. For human convenience, we often use a textual string, termed the descriptor, to refer to the object type.

3. Overview

The Character MIB applies to ports that carry a character stream, whether physical or virtual, serial or parallel, synchronous or asynchronous. The most common example of a character stream device is a hardware terminal port with an RS-...

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