Remote Network Monitoring MIB Protocol Identifier Macros
RFC 2896

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Network Working Group                                         A. Bierman
Requests for Comment: 2896                                      C. Bucci
Category: Informational                              Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                                R. Iddon
                                                              3Com, Inc.
                                                             August 2000

        Remote Network Monitoring MIB Protocol Identifier Macros

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo contains various protocol identifier examples, which can be
   used to produce valid protocolDirTable INDEX encodings, as defined by
   the Remote Network Monitoring MIB (Management Information Base)
   Version 2 [RFC2021] and the RMON Protocol Identifier Reference
   [RFC2895].

   This document contains protocol identifier macros for well-known
   protocols.  A conformant implementation of the RMON-2 MIB [RFC2021]
   can be accomplished without the use of these protocol identifiers,
   and accordingly, this document does not specify any IETF standard.
   It is published to encourage better interoperability between RMON-2
   agent implementations, by providing a great deal of RMON related
   protocol information in one document.

   The first version of the RMON Protocol Identifiers Document [RFC2074]
   has been split into a standards-track Reference portion [RFC2895],
   and an "RMON Protocol Identifier Macros", document (this document)
   which contains the non-normative portion of that specification.

Table of Contents

   1 The SNMP Network Management Framework .........................  2
   2 Overview ......................................................  3
   2.1 Terms .......................................................  3
   2.2 Relationship to the Remote Network Monitoring MIB ...........  4
   2.3 Relationship to the RMON Protocol Identifier Reference ......  4

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   2.4 Relationship to Other MIBs ..................................  4
   3 Protocol Identifier Macros ....................................  4
   3.1 Protocol Stacks And Single-Vendor Applications ..............  5
   3.1.1 The TCP/IP protocol stack .................................  5
   3.1.2 Novell IPX Stack .......................................... 44
   3.1.3 The XEROX Protocol Stack .................................. 49
   3.1.4 AppleTalk Protocol Stack .................................. 51
   3.1.5 Banyon Vines Protocol Stack ............................... 56
   3.1.6 The DECNet Protocol Stack ................................. 61
   3.1.7 The IBM SNA Protocol Stack.  .............................. 65
   3.1.8 The NetBEUI/NetBIOS Family ................................ 66
   3.2 Multi-stack protocols ....................................... 70
   4 Intellectual Property ......................................... 72
   5 Acknowledgements .............................................. 72
   6 References .................................................... 73
   7 Security Considerations ....................................... 82
   8 Authors' Addresses ............................................ 83
   9 Full Copyright Statement ...................................... 84

1.  The SNMP Network Management Framework

   The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major
   components:

    o   An overall architecture, described in RFC 2571 [RFC2571].

    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 [RFC1155], STD 16, RFC 1212 [RFC1212] and RFC
        1215 [RFC1215].  The second version, called SMIv2, is described
        in STD 58, RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and
        STD 58, RFC 2580 [RFC2580].

    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 [RFC1157]. A second version of the
        SNMP message protocol, which is not an Internet standards track
        protocol, is called SNMPv2c and described in RFC 1901 [RFC1901]
        and RFC 1906 [RFC1906]. The third version of the message
        protocol is called SNMPv3 and described in RFC 1906 [RFC1906],
        RFC 2572 [RFC2572] and RFC 2574 [RFC2574].

    o   Protocol operations for accessing management information. The
        first set of protocol operations and associated PDU formats is
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