Network Services Monitoring MIB
RFC 1565

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Network Working Group                                 S. Kille, WG Chair
Request for Comments: 1565                              ISODE Consortium
Category: Standards Track                               N. Freed, Editor
                                                                Innosoft
                                                            January 1994

                    Network Services Monitoring MIB

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.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................. 2
   2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework ...................... 2
   2.1 Object Definitions .......................................... 3
   3. Rationale for having a Network Services Monitoring MIB ....... 3
   3.1 General Relationship to Other MIBs .......................... 4
   3.2 Restriction of Scope ........................................ 4
   3.3 Relationship to Directory Services .......................... 4
   4. Application Objects .......................................... 5
   5. Definitions .................................................. 6
   6. Acknowledgements .............................................16
   7. References ...................................................16
   8. Security Considerations ......................................16
   9. Authors' Addresses ...........................................17

Kille & Freed                                                   [Page 1]
RFC 1565            Network Services Monitoring MIB         January 1994

1.  Introduction

   There are a wide range of networked applications for which it is
   appropriate to provide SNMP Monitoring.  This includes both TCP/IP
   and OSI applications.  This document defines a MIB which contains the
   elements common to the monitoring of any network service application.
   This information includes a table of all monitorable network service
   applications, a count of the associations (connections) to each
   application, and basic information about the parameters and status of
   each application-related association.

   This MIB may be used on its own for any application, and for most
   simple applications this will suffice.  This MIB is also designed to
   serve as a building block which can be used in conjunction with
   application-specific monitoring and management.  Two examples of this
   are MIBs defining additional variables for monitoring a Message
   Transfer Agent (MTA) service or a Directory Service Agent (DSA)
   service. It is expected that further MIBs of this nature will be
   specified.

   This MIB does not attempt to provide facilities for management of the
   host or hosts the network service application runs on, nor does it
   provide facilities for monitoring applications that provide something
   other than a network service.  Host resource and general application
   monitoring is handled by the Host Resources MIB.

2.  The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

   The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework consists of four major
   components.  They are:

      o  RFC 1442 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for
         describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

      o  STD 17, RFC 1213 [2] defines MIB-II, the core set of managed
         objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

      o  RFC 1445 [3] which defines the administrative and other
         architectural aspects of the framework.

      o  RFC 1448 [4] which defines the protocol used for network
         access to managed objects.

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

Kille & Freed                                                   [Page 2]
RFC 1565            Network Services Monitoring MIB         January 1994

2.1  Object Definitions

   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)
   defined in the SMI.  In particular, each object type is named by an
   OBJECT IDENTIFIER, an administratively assigned name.  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 descriptor, to refer to the
   object type.
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