Definitions of Managed Objects for APPC using SMIv2
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Network Working Group                                          M. Allen
Request for Comments: 2051                               Wall Data Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                   B. Clouston
                                                         Z. Kielczewski
                                                          Cisco Systems
                                                                W. Kwan
                                                Jupiter Technology Inc.
                                                               B. Moore
                                                                    IBM
                                                           October 1996

          Definitions of Managed Objects for APPC using SMIv2

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  ...........................................    1
   2.     The SNMP Network Management Framework  ..................    1
   3.     Overview  ...............................................    2
   3.1    APPC MIB structure ......................................    4
   4.     Definitions  ............................................   10
   5.     Acknowledgments  ........................................  123
   6.     References  .............................................  123
   7.     Security Considerations  ................................  123
   8.     Authors' Addresses  .....................................  124

1.  Introduction

   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.
   In particular, it defines objects for managing the configuration,
   monitoring and controlling of network devices with APPC (Advanced
   Program-to-Program Communications) capabilities.  This memo
   identifies managed objects for the SNA LU6.2 protocols.

2.  The SNMP Network Management Framework

   The SNMP Network Management Framework consists of several components.
   For the purpose of this specification, the applicable components of
   the Framework are the SMI and related documents [2, 3, 4], which
   define the mechanisms used for describing and naming objects for the

Allen, et. al.              Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 2051              SNANAU APPC MIB using SMIv2           October 1996

   purpose of management.

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

3.  Overview

   This document identifies the proposed set of objects for managing the
   configuration, monitoring and controlling devices with APPC
   capabilities.  APPC is the aspect of SNA which supports peer-to-peer
   communication, and provides the interface for applications to
   communicate.  In this document, we will describe LU6.2 protocol-
   specific managed objects.

   This document describes both dependent and independent LU 6.2
   protocols.

   A dependent LU requires assistance from an SSCP in order to activate
   an LU 6.2 session.  An independent LU is able to activate an LU 6.2
   session without assistance from the SSCP.  If the agent supports
   dependent LU 6.2 only, the SNA NAU MIB, RFC 1666 [7] is used instead
   to represent those objects.

   Local LUs and partner LUs connect with each other using sessions.
   Multiple different sessions can be established between LUs with
   characteristics defined by Modes.  Session limits within a defined
   Mode are negotiated between the local and partner LUs using a
   protocol called CNOS (Change Number of Sessions).

   Transaction Programs (TPs) are applications that use sessions to
   communicate with each other.  Multiple TPs can use the same session,
   but not at the same time. A single usage of a session is called a
   conversation. While a session can stay active for a long time, a
   conversation can come up and down based on usage by the TPs.

   Common Programming Interface - Communications (CPI-C) is a standard
   API (Application Programming Interface) for APPC and OSI TP that is
   used by TPs for accessing conversations. Although, many of the CPI-C
   objects in this MIB are relevant to both APPC and OSI TP, the
   intention is for managing APPC products only.

   SNA names such as LU names, CP names, mode names, and COS names can
   be padded with space characters in SNA formats.  These space
   characters are insignificant.  For example, in a BIND RU a mode name
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