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Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC2272)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 39 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Case: AUTHOR [+3]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2272: DOI

Abstract

This document describes the Message Processing and Dispatching for SNMP messages within the SNMP architecture [RFC2271]. It defines the procedures for dispatching potentially multiple versions of SNMP messages to the proper SNMP Message Processing Models, and for dispatching PDUs to SNMP applications. This document also describes one Message Processing Model - the SNMPv3 Message Processing Model. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group J. Case Request for Comments: 2272 SNMP Research, Inc. Obsoletes: 2262 D. Harrington Category: Standards Track Cabletron Systems, Inc. R. Presuhn BMC Software, Inc. B. Wijnen IBM T. J. Watson Research January 1998

Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

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 2262.

Abstract

This document describes the Message Processing and Dispatching for SNMP messages within the SNMP architecture [RFC2271]. It defines the procedures for dispatching potentially multiple versions of SNMP messages to the proper SNMP Message Processing Models, and for dispatching PDUs to SNMP applications. This document also describes one Message Processing Model - the SNMPv3 Message Processing Model.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ............................................... 2 2. Overview ................................................... 3 2.1. The Dispatcher. .......................................... 5 2.2. Message Processing Subsystem ............................. 5 3. Elements of Message Processing and Dispatching ............. 6

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

RFC 2272 SNMPv3 Management Protocol January 1998

3.1. messageProcessingModel ................................... 6 3.2. pduVersion ............................................... 6 3.3. pduType .................................................. 7 3.4. sendPduHandle ............................................ 7 4. Dispatcher Elements of Procedure ........................... 7 4.1. Sending an SNMP Message to the Network ................... 7 4.1.1. Sending a Request or Notification ...................... 7 4.1.2. Sending a Response to the Network ...................... 9 4.2. Receiving an SNMP Message from the Network ............... 10 4.2.1. Message Dispatching of received SNMP Messages .......... 10 4.2.2. PDU Dispatching for Incoming Messages .................. 11 4.2.2.1. Incoming Requests and Notifications .................. 12 4.2.2.2. Incoming Responses ................................... 13 4.3. Application Registration for Handling PDU types .......... 14 4.4. Application Unregistration for Handling PDU Types ........ 14 5. Definitions ................................................ 15 5.1. Definitions for SNMP Message Processing and Dispatching .. 15 6. The SNMPv3 Message Format .................................. 18 6.1. msgVer...

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