SNMP Applications
RFC 2573

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Obsoleted by RFC 3413
Obsoletes RFC 2273
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Network Working Group                                            D. Levi
Request for Comments: 2573                           SNMP Research, Inc.
Obsoletes: 2273                                                 P. Meyer
Category: Standards Track                   Secure Computing Corporation
                                                              B. Stewart
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                              April 1999

                           SNMP Applications

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 (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo describes five types of SNMP applications which make use of
   an SNMP engine as described in [RFC2571].  The types of application
   described are Command Generators, Command Responders, Notification
   Originators, Notification Receivers, and Proxy Forwarders.

   This memo also defines MIB modules for specifying targets of
   management operations, for notification filtering, and for proxy
   forwarding.

Table Of Contents

   1 Overview .....................................................    2
   1.1 Command Generator Applications .............................    3
   1.2 Command Responder Applications .............................    3
   1.3 Notification Originator Applications .......................    3
   1.4 Notification Receiver Applications .........................    3
   1.5 Proxy Forwarder Applications ...............................    4
   2 Management Targets ...........................................    5
   3 Elements Of Procedure ........................................    6
   3.1 Command Generator Applications .............................    6
   3.2 Command Responder Applications .............................    9
   3.3 Notification Originator Applications .......................   14
   3.4 Notification Receiver Applications .........................   17

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   3.5 Proxy Forwarder Applications ...............................   19
   3.5.1 Request Forwarding .......................................   20
   3.5.1.1 Processing an Incoming Request .........................   20
   3.5.1.2 Processing an Incoming Response ........................   23
   3.5.1.3 Processing an Incoming Internal-Class PDU ..............   24
   3.5.2 Notification Forwarding ..................................   25
   4 The Structure of the MIB Modules .............................   28
   4.1 The Management Target MIB Module ...........................   28
   4.1.1 Tag Lists ................................................   29
   4.1.2 Definitions ..............................................   30
   4.2 The Notification MIB Module ................................   43
   4.2.1 Definitions ..............................................   43
   4.3 The Proxy MIB Module .......................................   55
   4.3.1 Definitions ..............................................   55
   5 Identification of Management Targets in Notification
        Originators ...............................................   61
   6 Notification Filtering .......................................   62
   7 Management Target Translation in Proxy  Forwarder  Applica-
        tions .....................................................   63
   7.1 Management Target Translation for Request Forwarding .......   63
   7.2 Management Target Translation for Notification Forwarding
        ...........................................................   64
   8 Intellectual Property ........................................   65
   9 Acknowledgments ..............................................   66
   10 Security Considerations .....................................   67
   11 References ..................................................   67
   12 Editors' Addresses...........................................   69
   A. Trap Configuration Example ..................................   70
   B. Full Copyright Statement ....................................   72

1.  Overview

   This document describes five types of SNMP applications:

     - Applications which initiate SNMP Read-Class, and/or Write-Class
       requests, called 'command generators.'
     - Applications which respond to SNMP Read-Class, and/or Write-Class
       requests, called 'command responders.'
     - Applications which generate SNMP Notification-Class PDUs, called
       'notification originators.'
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