Definition of Managed Objects for Synthetic Sources for Performance Monitoring Algorithms
RFC 4149

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Network Working Group                                     C. Kalbfleisch
Request for Comments: 4149                                    Consultant
Category: Standards Track                                        R. Cole
                                                                 JHU/APL
                                                            D. Romascanu
                                                                   Avaya
                                                             August 2005

        Definition of Managed Objects for Synthetic Sources for
                   Performance Monitoring Algorithms

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 (2005).

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 objects for configuring Synthetic Sources
   for Performance Monitoring (SSPM) algorithms.

Kalbfleisch, et al.         Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4149                        SSPM-MIB                     August 2005

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   3. Overview ........................................................3
      3.1. Terms ......................................................3
   4. Relationship to Other MIB modules ...............................4
   5. Relationship to Other Work ......................................4
      5.1. IPPM .......................................................4
      5.2. DISMAN .....................................................5
      5.3. RMON .......................................................6
      5.4. ApplMIB ....................................................6
      5.5. SNMPCONF ...................................................7
      5.6. RTFM .......................................................8
      5.7. Relationship to Other Work: Summary ........................8
   6. MIB Structure ...................................................9
      6.1. General Information .......................................10
      6.2. Source Configuration ......................................10
      6.3. Sink Configuration ........................................10
   7. Definitions ....................................................10
   8. Security Considerations ........................................32
   9. Acknowledgements ...............................................34
   10. Normative References ..........................................34
   11. Informative References ........................................36

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 defines a method of describing Synthetic Sources
   for Performance Monitoring (SSPM).  This is useful within the Remote
   Monitoring (RMON) framework [RFC3577] for performance monitoring in
   the cases where it is desirable to inject packets into the network
   for the purpose of monitoring their performance with the other MIBs
   in that framework.

   This memo also includes a MIB module.

   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 [RFC2119].

2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework

   For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of
   RFC 3410 [RFC3410].

Kalbfleisch, et al.         Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 4149                        SSPM-MIB                     August 2005

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  MIB objects are generally
   accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
   Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the
   Structure of Management Information (SMI).  This memo specifies a MIB
   module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58,
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