The responsible Area Director is Spencer Dawkins, who is also
acting as document shepherd.
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
for devices implementing the Network Address Translator (NAT)
function. The new MIB module defined in this document, NATV2-MIB, is
intended to replace module NAT-MIB (RFC 4008). NATV2-MIB is not
backwards compatible with NAT-MIB, for reasons given in the text of
this document. A companion document deprecates all objects in NAT-
MIB. NATV2-MIB can be used for monitoring of NAT instances on a
device capable of NAT function. Compliance levels are defined for
three application scenarios: basic NAT, pooled NAT, and carrier-grade
2. Review and Consensus
For much of its life, this work existed as draft-ietf-behave-nat-mib in
the BEHAVE working group. It became an AD-sponsored draft when BEHAVE
was concluded. As a working group draft, it was not controversial,
and much of the focus of discussion was between the authors of this
draft, an IPFIX NAT management document, and a SYSLOG NAT management
document, working to make sure each NAT management tool provided
equivalent functionality, to the extent possible.
The biggest decisions were whether to modify the v1 NAT MIB, or to
replace it (they replaced it), and whether to replace the v1 NAT MIB
and define the v2 NAT MIB in the same document, or in two documents
(they chose two documents, at Dave Harrington's suggestion).
While the work was still draft-ietf-behave-nat-mib, Dave Thaler did
a detailed chair review and provided comments, most of which were
minor ("no RFC 2119 boilerplate, and it's needed", etc.)
David Harrington also provided a detailed review from a MIB-doctor
perspective for draft-ietf-behave-nat-mib, and continued to work
closely with the authors after the work became
draft-perrault-behave-natv2-mib to help them resolve issues he raised.
3. Intellectual Property
Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR
disclosures on the document.
4. Other Points
This draft is tied to draft-perrault-behave-deprecate-nat-mib-v1.
This draft defines nat-mib-v2, and the other deprecates nat-mib-v1.