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An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (RFC2271)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 56 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Harrington: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2271: DOI

Abstract

This document describes an architecture for describing SNMP Management Frameworks. The architecture is designed to be modular to allow the evolution of the SNMP protocol standards over time. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group D. Harrington Request for Comments: 2271 Cabletron Systems, Inc. Obsoletes: 2261 R. Presuhn Category: Standards Track BMC Software, Inc. B. Wijnen IBM T. J. Watson Research January 1998

An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks

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.

IANA Note

Due to a clerical error in the assignment of the snmpModules in this memo, this RFC provides the corrected number assignment for this protocol. This memo obsoletes RFC 2261.

Abstract

This document describes an architecture for describing SNMP Management Frameworks. The architecture is designed to be modular to allow the evolution of the SNMP protocol standards over time. The major portions of the architecture are an SNMP engine containing a Message Processing Subsystem, a Security Subsystem and an Access Control Subsystem, and possibly multiple SNMP applications which provide specific functional processing of management data.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................ 3 1.1. Overview .................................................. 3 1.2. SNMP ...................................................... 4 1.3. Goals of this Architecture ................................ 5 1.4. Security Requirements of this Architecture ................ 6 1.5. Design Decisions .......................................... 7 2. Documentation Overview ...................................... 8

Harrington, et. al. Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2271 SNMPv3 Architecture January 1998

2.1. Document Roadmap .......................................... 10 2.2. Applicability Statement ................................... 10 2.3. Coexistence and Transition ................................ 10 2.4. Transport Mappings ........................................ 11 2.5. Message Processing ........................................ 11 2.6. Security .................................................. 11 2.7. Access Control ............................................ 11 2.8. Protocol Operations ....................................... 12 2.9. Applications .............................................. 12 2.10. Structure of Management Information ...................... 12 2.11. Textual Conventions ...................................... 13 2.12. Conformance Statements ................................... 13 2.13. Management Information Base Modules ...................... 13 2.13.1. SNMP Instrumentation MIBs .............................. 13 2.14. SNMP Framework Documents ................................. 13 3. Elements of the Architecture ..........................

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