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Definition of Textual Conventions for Virtual Private Network (VPN) Management
RFC 4265

Network Working Group                                      B. Schliesser
Request for Comments: 4265                         SAVVIS Communications
Category: Standards Track                                      T. Nadeau
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                           November 2005

                 Definition of Textual Conventions for
                Virtual Private Network (VPN) Management

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 document describes Textual Conventions used for managing Virtual
   Private Networks (VPNs).

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................1
      1.1. Conventions Used in This Document ..........................2
   2. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   3. VPN-TC-STD-MIB ..................................................2
      3.1. Description ................................................2
      3.2. Definitions ................................................2
   4. Security Considerations .........................................4
   5. IANA Considerations for VPN-TC-STD-MIB ..........................4
   6. References ......................................................4
      6.1. Normative References .......................................4
      6.2. Informative References .....................................5

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 Textual Conventions used in Virtual Private
   Networks (VPNs) and IETF VPN-related MIBs.

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RFC 4265                     VPN-TC-STD-MIB                November 2005

1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document

   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].

   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,
   RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580
   [RFC2580].

3.  VPN-TC-STD-MIB

3.1.  Description

   The VPN-TC-STD-MIB defines a Textual Convention for the Global VPN
   Identifier, or VPN-ID, as specified in [RFC2685].  The purpose of a
   VPN-ID is to uniquely identify a VPN.  It MUST be 7 octets in length,
   and SHOULD be comprised of a 3 octet Organizationally Unique
   Identifier (OUI) that uniquely identifies the VPN Authority, followed
   by a 4 octet value assigned by the VPN Authority that uniquely
   identifies the VPN within the context of the OUI.

3.2.  Definitions

   VPN-TC-STD-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN

   IMPORTS
       MODULE-IDENTITY, mib-2
           FROM SNMPv2-SMI

       TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
           FROM SNMPv2-TC;

   vpnTcMIB MODULE-IDENTITY
       LAST-UPDATED "200511150000Z"  -- 15 November 2005
       ORGANIZATION
           "Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (L3VPN) Working Group."

Schliesser & Nadeau         Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 4265                     VPN-TC-STD-MIB                November 2005

       CONTACT-INFO
           "Benson Schliesser
            bensons@savvis.net

            Thomas D. Nadeau
            tnadeau@cisco.com

            This TC MIB is a product of the PPVPN
            http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/ppvpn-charter.html

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