Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Applications
RFC 3413

 
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Obsoletes RFC 2573
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Network Working Group                                            D. Levi
Request for Comments: 3413                               Nortel Networks
STD: 62                                                         P. Meyer
Obsoletes: 2573                             Secure Computing Corporation
Category: Standards Track                                     B. Stewart
                                                                 Retired
                                                           December 2002

         Simple Network Management Protocol (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.

Abstract

   This document describes five types of Simple Network Management
   Protocol (SNMP) applications which make use of an SNMP engine as
   described in STD 62, RFC 3411.  The types of application described
   are Command Generators, Command Responders, Notification Originators,
   Notification Receivers, and Proxy Forwarders.

   This document also defines Management Information Base (MIB) modules
   for specifying targets of management operations, for notification
   filtering, and for proxy forwarding.  This document obsoletes RFC
   2573.

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
   3.5     Proxy Forwarder Applications ...........................   19
   3.5.1   Request Forwarding .....................................   21

Levi, et. al.               Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 3413                   SNMP Applications               December 2002

   3.5.1.1 Processing an Incoming Request .........................   21
   3.5.1.2 Processing an Incoming Response ........................   24
   3.5.1.3 Processing an Incoming Internal-Class PDU ..............   25
   3.5.2   Notification Forwarding ................................   26
   4       The Structure of the MIB Modules .......................   29
   4.1     The Management Target MIB Module .......................   29
   4.1.1   Tag Lists .....................,........................   29
   4.1.2   Definitions ..................,.........................   30
   4.2     The Notification MIB Module ............................   44
   4.2.1   Definitions ............................................   44
   4.3     The Proxy MIB Module ...................................   56
   4.3.1   Definitions ............................................   57
   5       Identification of Management Targets in
           Notification Originators ...............................   63
   6       Notification Filtering .................................   64
   7       Management Target Translation in
           Proxy Forwarder Applications ...........................   65
   7.1     Management Target Translation for
           Request Forwarding .....................................   65
   7.2     Management Target Translation for
           Notification Forwarding ................................   66
   8       Intellectual Property ..................................   67
   9       Acknowledgments ........................................   67
   10      Security Considerations ................................   69
   11      References .............................................   69
   A.      Trap Configuration Example .............................   71
           Editors' Addresses .....................................   73
           Full Copyright Statement ...............................   74

1. Overview

   This document describes five types of SNMP applications:

   - Applications which initiate SNMP Read-Class, and/or Write-Class
     requests, called 'command generators.'

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