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Remote Network Monitoring Management Information Base Version 2
RFC 4502

Document type: RFC - Draft Standard (May 2006; Errata)
Obsoletes RFC 2021
Updates RFC 3273
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 4502 (Draft Standard)
Responsible AD: Dan Romascanu
Send notices to: ietf@andybierman.com; waldbusser@nextbeacon.com

Network Working Group                                      S. Waldbusser
Request for Comments: 4502                                      May 2006
Obsoletes: 2021
Updates: 3273
Category: Standards Track

                       Remote Network Monitoring
                      Management Information Base
                               Version 2

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 (2006).

Abstract

   This document defines a portion of the Management Information Base
   (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based
   internets.  In particular, it defines objects for managing remote
   network monitoring devices.

   This document obsoletes RFC 2021, updates RFC 3273, and contains a
   new version of the RMON2-MIB module.

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Table of Contents

   1. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   2. Overview ........................................................2
      2.1. Remote Network Management Goals ............................3
      2.2. Structure of MIB ...........................................4
   3. Control of Remote Network Monitoring Devices ....................6
      3.1. Resource Sharing among Multiple Management Stations ........7
      3.2. Row Addition among Multiple Management Stations ............8
   4. Conventions .....................................................9
   5. RMON 2 Conventions .............................................10
      5.1. Usage of the Term Application Level .......................10
      5.2. Protocol Directory and Limited Extensibility ..............10
      5.3. Errors in Packets .........................................11
   6. Definitions ....................................................11
   7. Security Considerations .......................................130
   8. Appendix - TimeFilter Implementation Notes ....................132
   9. Changes since RFC 2021 ........................................138
   10. Acknowledgements .............................................140
   11. References ...................................................140
      11.1. Normative References ....................................140
      11.2. Informative References ..................................140

1.  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].

2.  Overview

   The RMON2 MIB defines objects that provide RMON analysis up to the
   application layer.

   Remote network monitoring devices, often called monitors or probes,
   are instruments that exist for the purpose of managing a network.
   Often, these remote probes are stand-alone devices and devote
   significant internal resources for the sole purpose of managing a
   network.  An organization may employ many of these devices, one per

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   network segment, to manage its internet.  In addition, these devices
   may be used for a network management service provider to access a
   client network, which is often geographically remote.

   The objects defined in this document are intended to serve as an
   interface between an RMON agent and an RMON management application
   and are not intended for direct manipulation by humans.  While some
   users may tolerate the direct display of some of these objects, few
   will tolerate the complexity of manually manipulating objects to
   accomplish row creation.  The management application should handle
   these functions.

2.1.  Remote Network Management Goals

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