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Definitions of Managed Objects for Mapping SYSLOG Messages to Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Notifications
RFC 5676

Network Working Group                                   J. Schoenwaelder
Request for Comments: 5676                      Jacobs University Bremen
Category: Standards Track                                       A. Clemm
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                             A. Karmakar
                                             Cisco Systems India Pvt Ltd
                                                            October 2009

     Definitions of Managed Objects for Mapping SYSLOG Messages to
        Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Notifications

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 defines a mapping of SYSLOG messages to Simple
   Network Management Protocol (SNMP) notifications.

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.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   5.  Relationship to Other MIB Modules  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   6.  Relationship to the SNMP Notification to SYSLOG Mapping  . . .  6
   7.  Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   8.  Usage Example  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   9.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   10. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   11. Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
   12. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     12.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     12.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

1.  Introduction

   SNMP ([RFC3410], [RFC3411]) and SYSLOG [RFC5424] are two widely used
   protocols to communicate event notifications.  Although co-existence
   of several management protocols in one operational environment is
   possible, certain environments require that all event notifications
   be collected by a single system daemon, such as a SYSLOG collector or
   an SNMP notification receiver, via a single management protocol.  In
   such environments, it is necessary to translate event notifications
   between management protocols.

   This document defines an SNMP MIB module to represent SYSLOG messages
   and to send SYSLOG messages as SNMP notifications to SNMP
   notification receivers.

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].

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