Directory Server Monitoring MIB
RFC 2605

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Obsoletes RFC 1567
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Network Working Group                                       G. Mansfield
Request for Comments: 2605                          Cyber Solutions Inc.
Obsoletes: 1567                                                 S. Kille
Category: Standards Track                           MessagingDirect Ltd.
                                                               June 1999

                    Directory Server 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 (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.
   This memo obsoletes RFC 1567, "X.500 Directory Monitoring MIB". This
   memo extends that specification to a more generic MIB for monitoring
   one or more directory servers each of which may support multiple
   access protocols.  The MIB defined in this memo will be used in
   conjunction with the NETWORK-SERVICES-MIB [19] for monitoring
   Directory Servers.

Table of Contents

   1.  The SNMP Network Management Framework ....................... 2
   2.  The Directory Services Model ................................ 3
   3.  MIB Model for Directory Management .......................... 4
   4.  MIB design .................................................. 5
   5.  The Directory Server Monitoring MIB ......................... 5
   6.  Intellectual Property .......................................22
   7.  Changes from RFC1567 ........................................22
   8.  Acknowledgements ............................................22
   9.  References ..................................................23
   Security Considerations .........................................24
   Authors' Addresses ..............................................25
   Full Copyright Statement ........................................26

Mansfield & Kille           Standards Track                     [Page 1]
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1.  The SNMP Network Management Framework

   The SNMP Network Management Framework presently consists of five
   major components:

    o   An overall architecture, described in RFC 2571 [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, RFC 2578
        [5], RFC 2579 [6] and RFC 2580 [7].

    o   Message protocols for transferring management information. The
        first version of the SNMP message protocol is called SNMPv1 and
        described in STD 15, RFC 1157 [8]. A second version of the SNMP
        message protocol, which is not an Internet standards track
        protocol, is called SNMPv2c and described in RFC 1901 [9] and
        RFC 1906 [10].  The third version of the message protocol is
        called SNMPv3 and described in RFC 1906 [10], RFC 2572 [11] and
        RFC 2574 [12].

    o   Protocol operations for accessing management information. The
        first set of protocol operations and associated PDU formats is
        described in STD 15, RFC 1157 [8]. A second set of protocol
        operations and associated PDU formats is described in RFC 1905
        [13].

    o   A set of fundamental applications described in RFC 2573 [14] and
        the view-based access control mechanism described in RFC 2575
        [15].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  Objects in the MIB are
   defined using the mechanisms defined in the SMI.

   This memo specifies a MIB module that is compliant to the SMIv2. A
   MIB conforming to the SMIv1 can be produced through the appropriate
   translations. The resulting translated MIB must be semantically
   equivalent, except where objects or events are omitted because no
   translation is possible (use of Counter64). Some machine readable
   information in SMIv2 will be converted into textual descriptions in
   SMIv1 during the translation process. However, this loss of machine
   readable information is not considered to change the semantics of the
   MIB.

Mansfield & Kille           Standards Track                     [Page 2]
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2.  The Directory Services Model.

   The Directory comprises of a set of servers (Directory Servers).
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