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



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Network Working Group                                  J. Case
          Request for Comments: 1448                 SNMP Research, Inc.
                                                           K. McCloghrie
                                                      Hughes LAN Systems
                                                                 M. Rose
                                            Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.
                                                           S. Waldbusser
                                              Carnegie Mellon University
                                                              April 1993


                               Protocol Operations
                               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 Overview ..............................................    3
          2.1 Roles of Protocol Entities ..........................    3
          2.2 Management Information ..............................    3
          2.3 Access to Management Information ....................    4
          2.4 Retransmission of Requests ..........................    4
          2.5 Message Sizes .......................................    5
          2.6 Transport Mappings ..................................    6
          3 Definitions ...........................................    7
          4 Protocol Specification ................................   12
          4.1 Common Constructs ...................................   12
          4.2 PDU Processing ......................................   12
          4.2.1 The GetRequest-PDU ................................   13
          4.2.2 The GetNextRequest-PDU ............................   15
          4.2.2.1 Example of Table Traversal ......................   16
          4.2.3 The GetBulkRequest-PDU ............................   18
          4.2.3.1 Another Example of Table Traversal ..............   21
          4.2.4 The Response-PDU ..................................   22
          4.2.5 The SetRequest-PDU ................................   23
          4.2.6 The SNMPv2-Trap-PDU ...............................   26
          4.2.7 The InformRequest-PDU .............................   27





          Case, McCloghrie, Rose & Waldbusser                   [Page i]





          RFC 1448        Protocol Operations for SNMPv2      April 1993


          5 Acknowledgements ......................................   29
          6 References ............................................   33
          7 Security Considerations ...............................   35
          8 Authors' Addresses ....................................   35














































          Case, McCloghrie, Rose & Waldbusser


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