Definitions of Managed Objects for the Ethernet-like Interface Types
RFC 2358

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Obsoleted by RFC 2665
Obsoletes RFC 1650
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Network Working Group                                           J. Flick
Request for Comments: 2358                       Hewlett-Packard Company
Obsoletes: 1650                                               J. Johnson
Category: Standards Track                               RedBack Networks
                                                               June 1998

                   Definitions of Managed Objects for
                   the Ethernet-like Interface Types

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.

Abstract

   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.
   This memo obsoletes RFC 1650 "Definitions of Managed Objects for the
   Ethernet-like Interface Types using SMIv2".  This memo extends that
   specification by including management information useful for the
   management of 100 Mb/s Ethernet interfaces.

   Ethernet technology, as defined by the 802.3 Working Group of the
   IEEE, continues to evolve, with scalable increases in speed, new
   types of cabling and interfaces, and new features.  This evolution
   may require changes in the managed objects in order to reflect this
   new functionality.  This document, as with other documents issued by
   this working group, reflect a certain stage in the evolution of
   Ethernet technology.  In the future, this document might be revised,
   or new documents might be issued by the Ethernet Interfaces and Hub
   MIB Working Group, in order to reflect the evolution of Ethernet
   technology.

Flick & Johnson             Standards Track                     [Page 1]
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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................    2
   2.  The SNMP Network Management Framework ......................    2
   2.1.  Object Definitions .......................................    3
   3.  Overview ...................................................    3
   3.1.  Relation to MIB-2 ........................................    4
   3.2.  Relation to the Interfaces MIB ...........................    4
   3.2.1.  Layering Model .........................................    4
   3.2.2.  Virtual Circuits .......................................    4
   3.2.3.  ifTestTable ............................................    5
   3.2.4.  ifRcvAddressTable ......................................    5
   3.2.5.  ifPhysAddress ..........................................    5
   3.2.6.  ifType .................................................    6
   3.2.7.  Specific Interface MIB Objects .........................    7
   3.3.  Relation to the 802.3 MAU MIB ............................   10
   3.4.  Mapping of IEEE 802.3 Managed Objects ....................   10
   4.  Definitions ................................................   11
   5.  Intellectual Property ......................................   34
   6.  Acknowledgements ...........................................   34
   7.  References .................................................   35
   8.  Security Considerations ....................................   36
   9.  Authors' Addresses .........................................   37
   A.  Change Log .................................................   38
   B.  Full Copyright Statement ...................................   39

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 ethernet-like
   interfaces.

   This memo also includes a MIB module.  This MIB module extends the
   list of managed objects specified in the earlier version of this MIB:
   RFC1650 [11].

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [13].

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
   purpose of management.

Flick & Johnson             Standards Track                     [Page 2]
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   The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of
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