Manager-to-Manager Management Information Base
RFC 1451

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Network Working Group                                  J. Case
          Request for Comments: 1451                 SNMP Research, Inc.
                                                           K. McCloghrie
                                                      Hughes LAN Systems
                                                                 M. Rose
                                            Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.
                                                           S. Waldbusser
                                              Carnegie Mellon University
                                                              April 1993

                                Manager-to-Manager
                           Management Information Base

          Status of this Memo

          This RFC specifes 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.

          Table of Contents

          1 Introduction ..........................................    2
          1.1 A Note on Terminology ...............................    2
          2 Overview ..............................................    3
          2.1 A SNMPv2 Entity Acting in a Dual Role ...............    3
          2.2 Alarms, Events, and Notifications ...................    3
          2.3 Access Control ......................................    4
          3 Definitions ...........................................    6
          3.1 The Alarm Group .....................................    7
          3.1.1 Alarm-Related Notifications .......................   20
          3.2 The Event Group .....................................   21
          3.3 Conformance Information .............................   29
          3.3.1 Compliance Statements .............................   29
          3.3.2 Units of Conformance ..............................   29
          4 Acknowledgements ......................................   31
          5 References ............................................   35
          6 Security Considerations ...............................   36
          7 Authors' Addresses ....................................   36

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          RFC 1451            Manager-to-Manager MIB          April 1993

          1.  Introduction

          A network management system contains: several (potentially
          many) nodes, each with a processing entity, termed an agent,
          which has access to management instrumentation; at least one
          management station; and, a management protocol, used to convey
          management information between the agents and management
          stations.  Operations of the protocol are carried out under an
          administrative framework which defines both authentication and
          authorization policies.

          Network management stations execute management applications
          which monitor and control network elements.  Network elements
          are devices such as hosts, routers, terminal servers, etc.,
          which are monitored and controlled through access to their
          management information.

          Management information is viewed as a collection of managed
          objects, residing in a virtual information store, termed the
          Management Information Base (MIB).  Collections of related
          objects are defined in MIB modules.  These modules are written
          using a subset of OSI's Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1)
          [1], termed the Structure of Management Information (SMI) [2].

          The management protocol, version 2 of the Simple Network
          Management Protocol [3], provides for the exchange of messages
          which convey management information between the agents and the
          management stations, including between management stations.
          It is the purpose of this document to define managed objects
          which describe the behavior of a SNMPv2 entity acting in both
          a manager role and an agent role.

          1.1.  A Note on Terminology

          For the purpose of exposition, the original Internet-standard
          Network Management Framework, as described in RFCs 1155, 1157,
          and 1212, is termed the SNMP version 1 framework (SNMPv1).
          The current framework is termed the SNMP version 2 framework
          (SNMPv2).

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          RFC 1451            Manager-to-Manager MIB          April 1993

          2.  Overview

          The purpose of this MIB is to provide the means for
          coordination between multiple management stations.  That is,
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