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Table Of Contents  The TCP/IP Guide
 9  TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols, Services and Applications (OSI Layers 5, 6 and 7)
      9  TCP/IP Network Configuration and Management Protocols (BOOTP, DHCP, SNMP and RMON)
           9  TCP/IP Network Management Framework and Protocols (SNMP and RMON)
                9  TCP/IP Internet Standard Management Framework Overview, Architecture, Components and Concepts

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TCP/IP Internet Standard Management Framework and SNMP Standards

We've now seen that there are three different versions of the Internet Standard Management Framework. Some of these versions have different variants. Each version or variant of the Framework includes multiple modular components. Each component has one or more documents that define it. Some of these have multiple revisions. Add to that dozens of individual Management Information Bases (MIBs) defined for SNMP and other support documents and what do you have? A boatload of TCP/IP standards, that's what. There are probably more RFCs defining parts of SNMP than any other single TCP/IP protocol or technology.

It is specifically because there are so many versions and components and documents associated with SNMP that I feel it is important to keep all the standards straight. To that end I have created a number of tables, which show the major SNMP standards for each of the versions and variants of the SNMP Framework. Each individual RFC defines one component of one version of the Framework.

The usual way that RFCs work is that when new versions of a standard are released that are direct replacements for older ones, the older ones are “obsoleted” by the new ones. With SNMP, due to the many versions and the controversy over the variants, this is a bit unclear. For example, the standards defining SNMPv2p are not considered by the IETF to obsolete the standards for SNMPv1, but the IETF says the standards for SNMPv2c and SNMPv2u do obsolete those of SNMPv2p.

To keep all of this distinct I have made the decision to show the standards for each version or variant separately. I only put the RFC numbers for obsolete RFCs where those RFCs are for the same SNMP version or variant. For example, RFC 3410 obsoletes 2570 because they both deal with SNMPv3 and 3410 is a direct replacement for 2570. Also, there are a few cases where the name of a standard changed slightly between RFC numbers; I have shown the current name.

Each of the six tables below shows the current and obsoleted standards for one of the SNMP versions or variants: SNMPv1 (Table 199); SNMPSec (Table 200); SNMPv2p (Table 201); SNMPv2c (Table 202); SNMPv2u (Table 203) and SNMPv3 (Table 204). (SNMPv2* was not standardized using the regular RFC process.)


Table 199: SNMP Version 1 (SNMPv1) Standards

Obsolete RFCs

Most Recent RFC

Date of Most Recent RFC

Standard Name

1065

1155

May 1990

Structure and identification of management information for TCP/IP-based internets

1066

1156

May 1990

Management Information Base for network management of TCP/IP-based internets

1067, 1098

1157

May 1990

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

1158

1213

March 1991

Management Information Base for Network Management of TCP/IP-based internets: MIB-II



Table 200: SNMP Security (SNMPSec) Standards

Obsolete RFCs

Most Recent RFC

Date of Most Recent RFC

Standard Name

1351

July 1992

SNMP Administrative Model

1352

July 1992

SNMP Security Protocols

1353

July 1992

Definitions of Managed Objects for Administration of SNMP Parties



Table 201: Party-Based SNMP Version 2 (SNMPv2p) Standards

Obsolete RFCs

Most Recent RFC

Date of Most Recent RFC

Standard Name

1441

April 1993

Introduction to version 2 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework

1442

April 1993

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

1443

April 1993

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

1444

April 1993

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

1445

April 1993

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

1446

April 1993

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

1447

April 1993

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

1448

April 1993

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

1449

April 1993

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

1450

April 1993

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

1451

April 1993

Manager-to-Manager Management Information Base

1452

April 1993

Coexistence between version 1 and version 2 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework



Table 202: Community-Based SNMP Version 2 (SNMPv2c) Standards

Obsolete RFCs

Most Recent RFC

Date of Most Recent RFC

Standard Name

1901

January 1996

Introduction to Community-based SNMPv2

1902

January 1996

Structure of Management Information for Version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)

1903

January 1996

Textual Conventions for Version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)

1904

January 1996

Conformance Statements for Version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)

1905

January 1996

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

1906

January 1996

Transport Mappings for Version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)

1907

January 1996

Management Information Base for Version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)

1908

January 1996

Coexistence between Version 1 and Version 2 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework



Table 203: User-Based SNMP Version 2 (SNMPv2u) Standards

Obsolete RFCs

Most Recent RFC

Date of Most Recent RFC

Standard Name

1909

February 1996

An Administrative Infrastructure for SNMPv2

1910

February 1996

User-based Security Model for SNMPv2



Table 204: SNMP Version 3 (SNMPv3) Standards

Obsolete RFCs

Most Recent RFC

Date of Most Recent RFC

Standard Name

2576

March 2000

Coexistence between Version 1, Version 2, and Version 3 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework

2578

April 1999

Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2)

2579

April 1999

Textual Conventions for SMIv2

2580

April 1999

Conformance Statements for SMIv2

2570

3410

December 2002

Introduction and Applicability Statements for Internet-Standard Management Framework

2261, 2271, 2571

3411

December 2002

An Architecture for Describing Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Frameworks

2262, 2272, 2572

3412

December 2002

Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

2263, 2273, 2573

3413

December 2002

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Applications

2264, 2274, 2574

3414

December 2002

User-based Security Model (USM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3)

2265, 2275, 2575

3415

December 2002

View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

3416

December 2002

Version 2 of the Protocol Operations for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

3417

December 2002

Transport Mappings for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

3418

December 2002

Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)


In addition to all of these tables, as I mentioned before, there are dozens of supplemental RFCs that describe MIB modules and also clarify various fine points of operation related to SNMP. Listing all of these would… make me go insane. Sorry, those tables were bad enough. J You can find all the MIBs in an online list of RFCs by searching for “MIB” or “SNMP”.

On The Web: A full, hyperlinked list of RFCs can be found at: http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc-index.html


 


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