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Agent Extensibility (AgentX) Protocol Version 1 (RFC2257)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 80 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Daniele: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2257: DOI

Abstract

This memo defines a standardized framework for extensible SNMP agents. It defines processing entities called master agents and subagents, a protocol (AgentX) used to communicate between them, and the elements of procedure by which the extensible agent processes SNMP protocol messages. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group M. Daniele Request for Comments: 2257 Digital Equipment Corporation Category: Standards Track B. Wijnen T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corp. D. Francisco, Ed. Cisco Systems, Inc. January 1998

Agent Extensibility (AgentX) Protocol Version 1

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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction......................................................4

2 The SNMP Framework................................................4 2.1 A Note on Terminology.........................................4

3 Extending the MIB.................................................5 3.1 Motivation for AgentX.........................................5

4 AgentX Framework..................................................6 4.1 AgentX Roles..................................................7 4.2 Applicability.................................................8 4.3 Design Features of AgentX.....................................9 4.4 Non-Goals....................................................10

5 AgentX Encodings.................................................10 5.1 Object Identifier............................................11 5.2 SearchRange..................................................13 5.3 Octet String.................................................14 5.4 Value Representation.........................................14

6 Protocol Definitions.............................................16 6.1 AgentX PDU Header............................................16

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RFC 2257 AgentX January 1998

6.1.1 Context..................................................19 6.2 AgentX PDUs..................................................20 6.2.1 The agentx-Open-PDU......................................20 6.2.2 The agentx-Close-PDU.....................................21 6.2.3 The agentx-Register-PDU..................................22 6.2.4 The agentx-Unregister-PDU................................25 6.2.5 The agentx-Get-PDU.......................................27 6.2.6 The agentx-GetNext-PDU...................................29 6.2.7 The agentx-GetBulk-PDU...................................30 6.2.8 The agentx-TestSet-PDU...................................31 6.2.9 The agentx-CommitSet, -UndoSet, -CleanupSet PDUs.....................................................33 6.2.10 The agentx-Notify-PDU...................................33 6.2.11 The agentx-Ping-PDU.....................................34 6.2.12 The agentx-IndexAllocate-PDU............................35 6.2.13 The agentx-IndexDeallocate-PDU..........................36 6....

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