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SMIng Objectives (RFC3216)

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Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 33 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Elliott: AUTHOR [+5]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC3216: DOI

Abstract

This document describes the objectives for a new data definition language, suitable for the modeling of network management constructs, that can be directly mapped into SNMP and COPS-PR protocol operations. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

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Network Working Group C. Elliott Request for Comments: 3216 Cisco Systems Category: Informational D. Harrington Enterasys Networks J. Jason Intel Corporation J. Schoenwaelder F. Strauss TU Braunschweig W. Weiss Ellacoya Networks December 2001

SMIng Objectives

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document describes the objectives for a new data definition language, suitable for the modeling of network management constructs, that can be directly mapped into SNMP and COPS-PR protocol operations.

The purpose of this document is to serve as a set of objectives that a subsequent language specification should try to address. It captures the results of the working group discussions towards consensus on the SMIng objectives.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3. Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4. Specific Objectives for SMIng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4.1 Accepted Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4.1.1 The Set of Specification Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4.1.2 Textual Representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4.1.3 Human Readability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Elliott, et al. Informational [Page 1]

RFC 3216 SMIng Objectives December 2001

4.1.4 Rigorously Defined Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4.1.5 Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.1.6 Language Extensibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.1.7 Special Characters in Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.1.8 Naming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1.9 Namespace Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1.10 Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1.11 Module Conformance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.1.12 Arbitrary Unambiguous Identities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.1.13 Protocol Independence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.1.14 Protocol Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.1.15 Translation to Other Data Definition Languages . . . . . . 10 4.1.16 Base Data Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.1.17 Enumerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.1.18 Discriminated Unions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.1.19 Instance Pointers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4.1.20 Row Pointers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.1.21 Constraints on Pointers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.1.22 Base Type Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.1.23 Extended Data Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.1.24 Units, Formats, and Default Values of Defined Types and Attrib...

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