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Multicast Address Allocation MIB
RFC 3559

Network Working Group                                          D. Thaler
Request for Comments: 3559                                     Microsoft
Category: Standards Track                                      June 2003

                    Multicast Address Allocation 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 Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   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
   multicast address allocation.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
       3.1.  Protocol-independent objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
       3.2.  Protocol-specific objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   5.  IANA Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
   6.  Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
   7.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
   8.  Intellectual Property Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
       9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
       9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
   10. Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
   11. Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Thaler                      Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 3559            Multicast Address Allocation MIB           June 2003

1.  Introduction

   This document defines a Management Information Base (MIB) module for
   managing multicast address allocation in a protocol-independent
   manner, as well as for managing specific protocols used in allocating
   multicast addresses.  The protocol-independent objects in this MIB
   apply to all multicast address allocation servers (MAASs) and
   clients, as described in [ARCH], including those that allocate
   source-specific multicast addresses for the local machine.

   The protocol-specific objects in this MIB include objects related to
   the Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP)
   [MADCAP].  Interactions with the Multicast-scope Zone Announcement
   Protocol (MZAP) [MZAP] are also noted where appropriate.

2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework

   For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of
   RFC 3410 [RFC3410].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  MIB objects are generally
   accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

   Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the
   Structure of Management Information (SMI).  This memo specifies a MIB
   module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58,
   RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580
   [RFC2580].

3.  Overview

   The purpose of this MIB module is to provide the ability to configure
   and monitor the status of multicast address allocation within the
   local domain.

   Some important monitoring questions which can be answered by this MIB
   module include:

      o  How full is scope X?

      o  Who's using up the space?

      o  Who allocated a given address A?

      o  Are requests being met?

Thaler                      Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 3559            Multicast Address Allocation MIB           June 2003

   This MIB module is divided into two primary sections:

      o  Protocol-independent objects relevant to all multicast address
         allocation servers and clients.

      o  Protocol-specific objects related to the MADCAP client-server
         protocol.

3.1.  Protocol-independent objects

   The protocol-independent objects consist of one "capabilities" scalar

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