IP Version 6 Management Information Base for the Transmission Control Protocol (RFC2452)
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This document is one in the series of documents that define various MIB objects for IPv6. Specifically, this document is the MIB module which defines managed objects for implementations of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) over IP Version 6 (IPv6). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
Network Working Group M. Daniele Request for Comments: 2452 Compaq Computer Corporation Category: Standards Track December 1998
IP Version 6 Management Information Base for the Transmission Control Protocol
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 (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.
This document is one in the series of documents that define various MIB objects for IPv6. Specifically, this document is the MIB module which defines managed objects for implementations of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) over IP Version 6 (IPv6).
This document also recommends a specific policy with respect to the applicability of RFC 2012 for implementations of IPv6. Namely, that most of managed objects defined in RFC 2012 are independent of which IP versions underlie TCP, and only the TCP connection information is IP version-specific.
This memo defines an experimental portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in IPv6-based internets.
A management system contains: several (potentially many) nodes, each with a processing entity, termed an agent, which has access to management instrumentation; at least one management station; and, a management protocol, used to convey management information between the agents and management stations. Operations of the protocol are carried out under an administrative framework which defines authentication, authorization, access control, and privacy policies.
Daniele Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 2452 TCP MIB for IPv6 December 1998
Management stations execute management applications which monitor and control managed elements. Managed elements are devices such as hosts, routers, terminal servers, etc., which are monitored and controlled via access to their management information.
Management information is viewed as a collection of managed objects, residing in a virtual information store, termed the Management Information Base (MIB). Collections of related objects are defined in MIB modules. These modules are written using a subset of OSI’s Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) , termed the Structure of Management Information (SMI) .
This document is one in the series of documents that define various MIB objects, and statements of conformance, for IPv6. This document defines the required instrumentation for implementations of TCP over IPv6.
3. Transparency of IP versions to TCP
The fact that a particular TCP connection uses IPv6 as opposed to IPv4, is largely invisible to a TCP implementation. A "TCPng" did not need to be defined, implementations simply need to support IPv6 addresses.