Definitions of Managed Objects for the Delegation of Management Script
RFC 2592

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Network Working Group                                            D. Levi
Request for Comments: 2592                               Nortel Networks
Category: Standards Track                               J. Schoenwaelder
                                                         TU Braunschweig
                                                                May 1999

                 Definitions of Managed Objects for the
                    Delegation of Management Scripts

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 defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.
   In particular, it describes a set of managed objects that allow the
   delegation of management scripts to distributed managers.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction .................................................   2
   2. The SNMP Management Framework ................................   2
   3. Overview .....................................................   3
   3.1 Terms ......................................................    4
   4. Requirements and Design Issues ..............................    5
   4.1 Script Languages ...........................................    5
   4.2 Script Transfer ............................................    6
   4.3 Script Execution ...........................................    7
   5. The Structure of the MIB .....................................   8
   5.1 The smLanguageGroup ........................................    9
   5.2 The smScriptGroup ..........................................    9
   5.3 The smCodeGroup ............................................   10
   5.4 The smLaunchGroup ..........................................   10
   5.5 The smRunGroup .............................................   11
   6 Definitions ..................................................   11
   7. Usage Examples ...............................................  41
   7.1 Pushing a script via SNMP ..................................   41

Levi & Schoenwaelder        Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 2592                       Script MIB                       May 1999

   7.2 Pulling a script from a URL ................................   42
   7.3 Modifying an existing script ...............................   42
   7.4 Removing an existing script ................................   43
   7.5 Creating a launch button ...................................   43
   7.6 Launching a script .........................................   44
   7.7 Terminating a script .......................................   44
   7.8 Removing a launch button ...................................   45
   8. VACM Configuration Examples ..................................  45
   8.1 Sandbox for guests .........................................   45
   8.2 Sharing scripts ............................................   46
   8.3 Emergency scripts ..........................................   47
   9. IANA Considerations ..........................................  48
   10. Security Considerations .....................................  48
   11. Intellectual Property .......................................  49
   12.  Acknowledgments ............................................. 49
   13. References ..................................................  50
   14. Editors' Addresses ..........................................  52
   16. Full Copyright Statement ....................................  53

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 describes a set of managed objects that allow the
   delegation of management scripts to distributed managers.

   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 RFC 2119 [21].

2.  The SNMP Management Framework

   The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major
   components:

      o   An overall architecture, described in RFC 2271 [1].

      o   Mechanisms for describing and naming objects and events for
          the purpose of management. The first version of this Structure
          of Management Information (SMI) is called SMIv1 and described
          in STD 16, RFC 1155 [2], STD 16, RFC 1212 [3] and RFC 1215
          [4]. The second version, called SMIv2, is described in STD 58,
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