RADIUS Accounting Server MIB (RFC2621)
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
G. Zorn: AUTHOR [+1]
This memo defines a set of extensions which instrument RADIUS accounting server functions. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
Network Working Group G. Zorn Request for Comments: 2621 B. Aboba Category: Informational Microsoft June 1999
RADIUS Accounting Server MIB
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This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
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This memo defines a set of extensions which instrument RADIUS accounting server functions. These extensions represent a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. Using these extensions IP-based management stations can manage RADIUS accounting servers.
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it describes managed objects used for managing RADIUS accounting servers.
RADIUS accounting servers are today widely deployed by dialup Internet Service Providers, in order to provide accounting services. As a result, the effective management of RADIUS accounting servers is of considerable importance.
2. The SNMP Management Framework
The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major components:
o An overall architecture, described in RFC 2571 .
o Mechanisms for describing and naming objects and events for the purpose of management. The first version of this Structure of Management Information (SMI) is called SMIv1 and described in
Zorn & Aboba Informational [Page 1]
RFC 2621 RADIUS Accounting Server MIB June 1999
STD 15, RFC 1155 , STD 16, RFC 1212  and RFC 1215 . The second version, called SMIv2, is described in STD 58, RFC 2578 , RFC 2579  and RFC 2580 .
o Message protocols for transferring management information. The first version of the SNMP message protocol is called SNMPv1 and described in STD 15, RFC 1157 . A second version of the SNMP message protocol, which is not an Internet standards track protocol, is called SNMPv2c and described in RFC 1901  and RFC 1906 . The third version of the message protocol is called SNMPv3 and described in RFC 1906 , RFC 2572  and RFC 2574 .
o Protocol operations for accessing management information. The first set of protocol operations and associated PDU formats is described in STD 15, RFC 1157 . A second set of protocol operations and associated PDU formats is described in RFC 1905 .
o A set of fundamental applications described in RFC 2573  and the view-based access control mechanism described in RFC 2575 .
Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed the Management Information Base or MIB. Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the SMI.
This memo specifies a MIB module that is compliant to the SMIv2. A MIB conforming to the SMIv1 can be produced through the appropriate translations. The resulting...