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Administrative Model for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)



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Network Working Group                                J. Galvin
          Request for Comments: 1445         Trusted Information Systems
                                                           K. McCloghrie
                                                      Hughes LAN Systems
                                                              April 1993


                               Administrative Model
                               for version 2 of the
                   Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)






          Status of this Memo

          This RFC specifes an IAB standards track protocol for the
          Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
          for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
          "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization
          state and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo
          is unlimited.


          Table of Contents


          1 Introduction ..........................................    2
          1.1 A Note on Terminology ...............................    2
          2 Elements of the Model .................................    3
          2.1 SNMPv2 Party ........................................    3
          2.2 SNMPv2 Entity .......................................    6
          2.3 SNMPv2 Management Station ...........................    7
          2.4 SNMPv2 Agent ........................................    7
          2.5 View Subtree ........................................    7
          2.6 MIB View ............................................    8
          2.7 Proxy Relationship ..................................    8
          2.8 SNMPv2 Context ......................................   10
          2.9 SNMPv2 Management Communication .....................   10
          2.10 SNMPv2 Authenticated Management Communication ......   12
          2.11 SNMPv2 Private Management Communication ............   13
          2.12 SNMPv2 Management Communication Class ..............   14
          2.13 SNMPv2 Access Control Policy .......................   14
          3 Elements of Procedure .................................   17
          3.1 Generating a Request ................................   17
          3.2 Processing a Received Communication .................   18
          3.3 Generating a Response ...............................   21





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          RFC 1445       Administrative Model for SNMPv2      April 1993


          4 Application of the Model ..............................   23
          4.1 Non-Secure Minimal Agent Configuration ..............   23
          4.2 Secure Minimal Agent Configuration ..................   26
          4.3 MIB View Configurations .............................   28
          4.4 Proxy Configuration .................................   32
          4.4.1 Foreign Proxy Configuration .......................   33
          4.4.2 Native Proxy Configuration ........................   37
          4.5 Public Key Configuration ............................   41
          5 Security Considerations ...............................   44
          6 Acknowledgements ......................................   45
          7 References ............................................   46
          8 Authors' Addresses ....................................   47






































          Galvin & McCloghrie


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