Network Services Monitoring MIB
RFC 2248

 
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Obsoleted by RFC 2788
Obsoletes RFC 1565
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Network Working Group                                         N. Freed
Request for Comments: 2248                                    Innosoft
Obsoletes: 1565                                               S. Kille
Category: Standards Track                             ISODE Consortium
                                                          January 1998

                    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.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998).  All Rights Reserved.

1.  Introduction

   A networked application is a realization of some well defined service
   on one or more host computers that is accessible via some network,
   uses some network for its internal operations, or both.

   There are a wide range of networked applications for which it is
   appropriate to provide SNMP monitoring of their network usage.  This
   includes applications using both TCP/IP and OSI networking.  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.

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   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 at present;
   development of an additional application MIB is currently underway in
   the IETF.

2.  Table of Contents

   1 Introduction ...............................................    1
   2 Table of Contents ..........................................    2
   3 The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework ....................    2
   3.1 Object Definitions .......................................    3
   4 Rationale for having a Network Services Monitoring MIB .....    3
   4.1 General Relationship to Other MIBs .......................    4
   4.2 Restriction of Scope .....................................    4
   4.3 Configuration Information ................................    4
   5 Application Objects ........................................    5
   6 Definitions ................................................    5
   7 Changes made since RFC 1565 ................................   16
   8 Acknowledgements ...........................................   16
   9 References .................................................   16
   10 Security Considerations ...................................   17
   11 Author and Chair Addresses ................................   18
   12 Full Copyright Statement ..................................   19

3.  The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

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

   o    RFC 1902 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for
        describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

   o    RFC 1903 [2] defines textual conventions for SNMPv2.

   o    RFC 1904 [3] defines conformance statements for SNMPv2.

   o    RFC 1905 [4] defines  transport mappings for SNMPv2.

   o    RFC 1906 [5] defines the protocol operations used for network
        access to managed objects.

   o    RFC 1907 [6] defines the Management Information Base for SNMPv2.

   o    RFC 1908 [7] specifies coexistance between SNMP and SNMPv2.

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