Definitions of Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3 Medium Attachment Units (MAUs) using SMIv2
RFC 2239

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Network Working Group                                        K. de Graaf
Request for Comments: 2239                              3Com Corporation
Category: Standards Track                                   D. Romascanu
                                                     Madge Networks Ltd.
                                                             D. McMaster
                                                      Cisco Systems Inc.
                                                           K. McCloghrie
                                                      Cisco Systems Inc.
                                                              S. Roberts
                                                Farallon Computing, Inc.
                                                           November 1997

             Definitions of Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3
               Medium Attachment Units (MAUs) 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.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1997).  All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

   1 The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework ...............    2
   1.1 Object Definitions ..................................    2
   2 Overview ..............................................    3
   2.1 Relationship to RFC 1515 ............................    3
   2.2 MAU Management ......................................    3
   2.3 Relationship to Other MIBs ..........................    3
   2.3.1 Relationship to the MIB-II 'interfaces' group .....    3
   2.3.2 Relationship to the 802.3 Repeater MIB ............    4
   2.4 Management of Internal MAUs .........................    4
   3 Definitions ...........................................    4
   4 Acknowledgements ......................................   39
   5 References ............................................   40
   6 Security Considerations ...............................   41
   7 Authors' Addresses ....................................   41
   8 Full Copyright Statement ..............................   43

de Graaf, et. al.           Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 2239          Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3 MAUs      November 1997

Abstract

   This memo defines an portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.
   In particular, it defines objects for managing 10 and 100 Mb/second
   Medium Attachment Units (MAUs) based on IEEE Std 802.3 Section 30,
   "10 & 100 Mb/s Management," October 26, 1995.

1.  The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

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

   o    the SMI, described in RFC 1902 [6] - the mechanisms used
        for describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

   o    the MIB-II, STD 17, RFC 1213 [5] - the core set of
        managed objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

   o    the protocol, STD 15, RFC 1157 [10] and/or RFC 1905 [9] -
        the protocol used for accessing managed information.

   Textual conventions are defined in RFC 1903 [7], and conformance
   statements are defined in RFC 1904 [8].

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

1.1.  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.

de Graaf, et. al.           Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 2239          Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3 MAUs      November 1997

2.  Overview

2.1.  Relationship to RFC 1515

   This MIB is intended to be a superset of that defined by RFC 1515
   [11], which will go to historic status.  This MIB includes all of the
   objects contained in that MIB, plus several new ones which provide
   additional capabilities.  Implementors are encouraged to support all
   applicable conformance groups in order to make the best use of the
   new functionality provided by this MIB.  The new objects provide
   management support for:

   o    management of 100 Mb/s devices

   o    auto-negotiation on interface MAUs

   o    jack management
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