OSI internet management: Management Information Base
RFC 1214

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Network Working Group                                 L. Labarre, Editor
Request for Comments: 1214                                         MITRE
                                                              April 1991

          OSI Internet Management: Management Information Base

Status of this Memo

   This RFC specifies an IAB standards track protocol for the Internet
   community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
   Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol
   Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol.
   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

   This RFC documents a MIB for use with CMIP, either over pure OSI
   stacks or with the CMIP over TCP specification.  It redefines objects
   comprised by the second revision of the Management Information Base
   for Network Management of TCP/IP-based internets: MIB-II so as to
   conform to the OSI structure of management information.  This
   document is a product of the IETF OIM working group.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction................................................    2
   2. Additions to MIB-II.........................................    3
   2.1 Structure of the OIM Subtree...............................    3
   2.2 Supporting ISO Definitions.................................    3
   2.3 Additions for Object Instance Identification...............    4
   2.3.1 Distinguished Names......................................    4
   2.4 Events.....................................................    5
   2.5 Containment (Naming) Tree Definition.......................    5
   2.6 Changes from RFC 1158......................................    6
   3. Format of OSI Templates.....................................    7
   4. Object Class Definitions....................................    7
   5. Attribute Definitions.......................................   16
   6. Notifications...............................................   44
   7. The Containment Hierarchy...................................   45
   8. ASN.1 Definitions...........................................   49
   9. Acknowledgements............................................   54
   References.....................................................   55
   Appendix 1: Notational Tools for Managed Object Definition.....   57
   A1.1 Overview of Notational Tools..............................   57
   A1.2 Conventions Used in Template Definitions..................   58
   A1.3  Managed Object Class Template............................   60
   A1.4  Package Template.........................................   63

OIM Working Group                                               [Page 1]
RFC 1214                       MIB-II-OIM                     April 1991

   A1.5 Parameter Template........................................   67
   A1.6  Name Binding Template....................................   67
   A1.7 Attribute Template........................................   70
   A1.8  Notification Template....................................   73
   Appendix 2: New Objects: Internet SMI Object Type Macros.......   76
   Appendix 3: Supporting Definitions.............................   81
   Security Considerations........................................   82
   Author's Address...............................................   83

1. Introduction

   This memo defines the management information base (MIB) for use with
   the OSI network management protocol in TCP/IP based internets.  It
   formats the Management Information Base (MIB-II) in OSI templates and
   adds variables necessary for use with the OSI management protocol.
   Together with internet memos that define agreements for using the OSI
   management protocol to manage TCP/IP internets (RFC 1189) [3], the
   management information base: MIB-II, and OSI standards defining the
   structure of management information (ISO/IEC DIS 10165) [4,5,6],
   these documents provide an OSI compatible architecture and system for
   managing TCP/IP based internets and in particular the Internet
   community.

   This OSI version of the MIB specification is an incremental
   refinement of MIB-II.  It has been designed according to the
   following policy:  first, maintain compatibility with MIB-II by
   including objects in MIB-II without changes to their registered
   identifiers, syntax, and behaviour;   second, format the MIB-II using
   the OSI structure of information defined templates;  third, add
   attributes necessary for identification using the OSI management
   protocol;  fourth, identify object instances in a manner which is
   compatible with development of a common application programming
   interface for both CMIP and SNMP;  and finally, define notifications
   (events), including those defined by SNMP (RFC 1157) [14], deemed
   necessary for management.

   It is expected that the MIB will grow over time to accommodate the
   changing needs of the Internet.
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