Network Services Monitoring MIB (RFC2788)
Original Publication Date: 2000-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
N. Freed: AUTHOR [+2]
A networked application is a realization of some well-defined service on one or more host computers that is accessible via some network, uses some network for its internal operations, or both.
Network Working Group N. Freed
Request for Comments: 2788 Innosoft
Category: Standards Track S. Kille
Obsoletes: 2248 MessagingDirect Ltd.
Network Services Monitoring MIB
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 (2000). All Rights Reserved.
A networked application is a realization of some well-defined service
on one or more host computers that is accessible via some network,
uses some network for its internal operations, or both.
There are a wide range of networked applications for which it is
appropriate to provide SNMP monitoring of their network usage. This
includes applications using both TCP/IP and OSI networking. This
document defines a MIB which contains the elements common to the
monitoring of any network service application. This information
includes a table of all monitorable network service applications, a
count of the associations (connections) to each application, and
basic information about the parameters and status of each
This MIB may be used on its own for any application, and for most
simple applications this will suffice. This MIB is also designed to
serve as a building block which can be used in conjunction with
application-specific monitoring and management. Two examples of this
are MIBs defining additional variables for monitoring a Message
Transfer Agent (MTA) service or a Directory Service Agent (DSA)
service. It is expected that further MIBs of this nature will be
This MIB does not attempt to provide facilities for management of the
host or hosts the network service application runs on, nor does it
provide facilities for monitoring applications that provide something
other than a network service. Host resource and general application
monitoring is handled by either the Host Resources MIB  or the
application MIB .
Table of Contents
1 The SNMP Network Management Framework ....................... 2
2 Rationale for having a Network Services Monitoring MIB ......