Definitions of Managed Objects for Administration of SNMP Parties
RFC 1353

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Network Working Group                                     K. McCloghrie
Request for Comments: 1353                     Hughes LAN Systems, Inc.
                                                               J. Davin
                                    MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
                                                              J. Galvin
                                      Trusted Information Systems, Inc.
                                                              July 1992

                     Definitions of Managed Objects
                   for Administration of SNMP Parties

Status of this Memo

   This document 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 memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets.
   In particular, it describes a representation of the SNMP parties
   defined in [8] as objects defined according to the Internet Standard
   SMI [1]. These definitions are consistent with the SNMP Security
   protocols set forth in [9].

Table of Contents

   1. The Network Management Framework ...........................    2
   2. Objects ....................................................    2
   2.1 Format of Definitions .....................................    3
   3. Overview ...................................................    3
   3.1 Structure .................................................    3
   3.2 Instance Identifiers ......................................    3
   3.3 Textual Conventions .......................................    4
   4. Definitions ................................................    4
   4.1 The SNMP Party Public Database Group ......................    9
   4.2 The SNMP Party Secrets Database Group .....................   15
   4.3 The SNMP Access Privileges Database Group .................   18
   4.4 The MIB View Database Group ...............................   21
   5. Acknowledgments ............................................   25
   6. References .................................................   25
   7. Security Considerations.....................................   26
   8. Authors' Addresses..........................................   26

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1.  The Network Management Framework

   the Internet-standard Network Management Framework consists of three
   components.  They are:

      RFC 1155 which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for describing
      and naming objects for the purpose of management.  RFC 1212
      defines a more concise description mechanism, which is wholly
      consistent with the SMI.

      RFC 1156 which defines MIB-I, the core set of managed objects for
      the Internet suite of protocols.  RFC 1213, defines MIB-II, an
      evolution of MIB-I based on implementation experience and new
      operational requirements.

      RFC 1157 which defines the SNMP, the protocol used for network
      access to managed objects.

   The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of
   experimentation and evaluation.

2.  Objects

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  Objects in the MIB are
   defined using the subset of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) [5]
   defined in the SMI.  In particular, each object has a name, a syntax,
   and an encoding.  The name is an object identifier, an
   administratively assigned name, which specifies an object type.  The
   object type together with an object instance serves to uniquely
   identify a specific instantiation of the object.  For human
   convenience, we often use a textual string, termed the OBJECT
   DESCRIPTOR, to also refer to the object type.

   The syntax of an object type defines the abstract data structure
   corresponding to that object type.  The ASN.1 language is used for
   this purpose.  However, the SMI [1] purposely restricts the ASN.1
   constructs which may be used.  These restrictions are explicitly made
   for simplicity.

   The encoding of an object type is simply how that object type is
   represented using the object type's syntax.  Implicitly tied to the
   notion of an object type's syntax and encoding is how the object type
   is represented when being transmitted on the network.

   The SMI specifies the use of the basic encoding rules of ASN.1 [6],
   subject to the additional requirements imposed by the SNMP.

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