Precision Time Protocol Version 2 (PTPv2) Management Information Base
RFC 8173

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   V. Shankarkumar
Request for Comments: 8173                                    L. Montini
Category: Standards Track                                  Cisco Systems
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 T. Frost
                                                   Calnex Solutions Ltd.
                                                                 G. Dowd
                                                               Microsemi
                                                               June 2017

               Precision Time Protocol Version 2 (PTPv2)
                      Management Information Base

Abstract

   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in internets based on TCP
   or IP.  In particular, it defines objects for managing networks using
   the Precision Time Protocol (PTP), specified in IEEE Std. 1588-2008.

   This memo specifies a MIB module in a manner that is both compliant
   to the Structure of Management Information version 2 (SMIv2) and
   semantically identical to the peer SMIv1 definitions.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8173.

Shankarkumar, et al.         Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 8173                        PTPv2 MIB                      June 2017

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Relationship to Other Profiles and MIBs ....................3
   2. The SNMP Management Framework ...................................4
   3. Overview ........................................................4
   4. PTP MIB Definition ..............................................5
   5. Security Considerations ........................................59
   6. IANA Considerations ............................................61
   7. References .....................................................62
      7.1. Normative References ......................................62
      7.2. Informative References ....................................63
   Acknowledgements ..................................................63
   Author's Addresses ................................................64

Shankarkumar, et al.         Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 8173                        PTPv2 MIB                      June 2017

1.  Introduction

   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   module for use with network management protocols in the Internet
   community.  In particular, it describes managed objects used for
   managing PTP devices including ordinary clocks, transparent clocks,
   and boundary clocks.

   This MIB module is restricted to reading standard PTP data elements,
   as described in [IEEE-1588-2008].  This enables it to monitor the
   operation of PTP clocks within the network.  It is envisioned that
   this MIB module will complement other managed objects to be defined
   that will provide more detailed information on the performance of PTP
   clocks supporting the Telecom Profile defined in [G.8265.1] and any
   future profiles that may be defined.  Those objects are considered
   out of scope for the current document.

   Similarly, this MIB module is read-only and not intended to provide
   the ability to configure PTP clocks.  Since PTP clocks are often
   embedded in other network elements such as routers, switches, and
   gateways, this ability is generally provided via the configuration
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