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Radio Frequency (RF) Interface Management Information Base for Data over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) 2.0 Compliant RF Interfaces
RFC 4546

Network Working Group                                          D. Raftus
Request for Comments: 4546                        ATI Technologies, Inc.
Obsoletes: 2670                                               E. Cardona
Category: Standards Track                                      CableLabs
                                                               June 2006

      Radio Frequency (RF) Interface Management Information Base
   for Data over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) 2.0
                        Compliant RF Interfaces

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.

   This document revises and obsoletes RFC 2670.  Please see Section 5.3
   for a description of the changes from RFC 2670.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006).

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 defines a set of managed objects for Simple Network
   Management Protocol (SNMP) based management of the Radio Frequency
   (RF) interfaces for systems compliant with the Data Over Cable
   Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS).

Table of Contents

   1. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   2. Glossary ........................................................3
      2.1. Baseline Privacy ...........................................3
      2.2. CATV .......................................................3
      2.3. Channel ....................................................3
      2.4. CM or Cable Modem ..........................................3
      2.5. CMTS or Cable Modem Termination System .....................3
      2.6. Codeword ...................................................4
      2.7. Data Packet ................................................4
      2.8. dBmV .......................................................4
      2.9. DOCSIS .....................................................4

Raftus & Cardona            Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4546          DOCSIS 2.0 Radio Frequency (RFI) MIB         June 2006

           2.9.1. DOCSIS 1.0 ..........................................4
           2.9.2. DOCSIS 1.1 ..........................................4
           2.9.3. DOCSIS 2.0 ..........................................4
      2.10. Downstream ................................................5
      2.11. Euro-DOCSIS ...............................................5
      2.12. Head-end ..................................................5
      2.13. MAC Packet ................................................5
      2.14. MCNS ......................................................5
      2.15. Mini-slot .................................................5
      2.16. QPSK (Quadrature Phase Shift Keying) ......................5
      2.17. QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) .....................5
      2.18. RF ........................................................5
      2.19. Symbol-times ..............................................5
      2.20. Upstream ..................................................6
   3. Overview ........................................................6
      3.1. Textual Conventions ........................................6
           3.1.1. Textual Conventions in RFC 2670 .....................6
           3.1.2. Textual Conventions in RFC 4546 .....................6
      3.2. Structure of the MIB .......................................6
           3.2.1. docsIfBaseObjects ...................................7
           3.2.2. docsIfCmObjects .....................................7
           3.2.3. docsIfCmtsObjects ...................................8
           3.2.4. Relationship to the Interfaces MIB Module ...........8
           3.2.5. Offline Upstream Parameters Handling ...............22
   4. Definitions ....................................................24
   5. Revision History ..............................................134
      5.1. Scope ....................................................134
      5.2. Extension ................................................134
   6. Security Considerations .......................................134
   7. Management Interoperability of DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 .......136
   8. References ....................................................136
      8.1. Normative References .....................................136
      8.2. Informative References ...................................137

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