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Introduction and Applicability Statements for Internet-Standard Management Framework
RFC 3410

Document type: RFC - Informational (December 2002; Errata)
Obsoletes RFC 2570
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 3410 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Randy Bush
IESG Note: Responsible: RFC Editor
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Network Working Group                                            J. Case
Request for Comments: 3410                           SNMP Research, Inc.
Obsoletes: 2570                                                 R. Mundy
Category: Informational                  Network Associates Laboratories
                                                              D. Partain
                                                                Ericsson
                                                              B. Stewart
                                                                 Retired
                                                           December 2002

             Introduction and Applicability Statements for
                 Internet Standard Management Framework

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 (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the third
   version of the Internet-Standard Management Framework, termed the
   SNMP version 3 Framework (SNMPv3).  This Framework is derived from
   and builds upon both the original Internet-Standard Management
   Framework (SNMPv1) and the second Internet-Standard Management
   Framework (SNMPv2).

   The architecture is designed to be modular to allow the evolution of
   the Framework over time.

   The document explains why using SNMPv3 instead of SNMPv1 or SNMPv2 is
   strongly recommended.  The document also recommends that RFCs 1157,
   1441, 1901, 1909 and 1910 be retired by moving them to Historic
   status.  This document obsoletes RFC 2570.

Case, et. al.                Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 3410           Applicability Statements for SNMP       December 2002

Table of Contents

   1 Introduction .................................................    2
   2 The Internet Standard Management Framework ...................    3
   2.1 Basic Structure and Components .............................    4
   2.2 Architecture of the Internet Standard Management Framework .    4
   3 The SNMPv1 Management Framework ..............................    5
   3.1 The SNMPv1 Data Definition Language ........................    6
   3.2 Management Information .....................................    6
   3.3 Protocol Operations ........................................    7
   3.4 SNMPv1 Security and Administration .........................    7
   4 The SNMPv2 Management Framework ..............................    8
   5 The SNMPv3 Working Group .....................................    8
   6 SNMPv3 Framework Module Specifications .......................   10
   6.1 Data Definition Language ...................................   11
   6.2 MIB Modules ................................................   12
   6.3 Protocol Operations and Transport Mappings .................   13
   6.4 SNMPv3 Security and Administration .........................   13
   7 Document Summaries ...........................................   14
   7.1 Structure of Management Information ........................   14
   7.1.1 Base SMI Specification ...................................   15
   7.1.2 Textual Conventions ......................................   15
   7.1.3 Conformance Statements ...................................   16
   7.2 Protocol Operations ........................................   16
   7.3 Transport Mappings .........................................   16
   7.4 Protocol Instrumentation ...................................   17
   7.5 Architecture / Security and Administration .................   17
   7.6 Message Processing and Dispatch (MPD) ......................   17
   7.7 SNMP Applications ..........................................   18
   7.8 User-based Security Model (USM) ............................   18
   7.9 View-based Access Control (VACM) ...........................   19
   7.10 SNMPv3 Coexistence and Transition .........................   19
   8 Standardization Status .......................................   20
   8.1 SMIv1 Status ...............................................   20
   8.2 SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 Standardization Status ...................   21
   8.3 Working Group Recommendation ...............................   22
   9 Security Considerations ......................................   22
   10 References ..................................................   22
   11 Editor's Addresses ..........................................   26
   12 Full Copyright Statement ....................................   27

1.  Introduction

   This document is an introduction to the third version of the
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, termed the SNMP version 3

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