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Network Services Monitoring MIB
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RFC 1565 Network Services Monitoring MIB January 1994
There are a wide range of networked applications for which it is
appropriate to provide SNMP Monitoring. This includes both TCP/IP
and OSI applications. This document defines a MIB which contains the
elements common to the monitoring of any network service application.
This information includes a table of all monitorable network service
applications, a count of the associations (connections) to each
application, and basic information about the parameters and status of
each application-related association.
This MIB may be used on its own for any application, and for most
simple applications this will suffice. This MIB is also designed to
serve as a building block which can be used in conjunction with
application-specific monitoring and management. Two examples of this
are MIBs defining additional variables for monitoring a Message
Transfer Agent (MTA) service or a Directory Service Agent (DSA)
service. It is expected that further MIBs of this nature will be
This MIB does not attempt to provide facilities for management of the
host or hosts the network service application runs on, nor does it
provide facilities for monitoring applications that provide something
other than a network service. Host resource and general application
monitoring is handled by the Host Resources MIB.
2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework
The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework consists of four major
components. They are:
o RFC 1442  which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for
describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.
o STD 17, RFC 1213  defines MIB-II, the core set of managed
objects for the Internet suite of protocols.
o RFC 1445  which defines the administrative and other
architectural aspects of the framework.
o RFC 1448  which defines the protocol used for network
access to managed objects.
The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of
experimentation and evaluation.
Kille & Freed