A Session-Based Security Model (SBSM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3)

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Authors David Perkins  , Wes Hardaker 
Last updated 2004-10-18
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This document describes a Session Based Security Model (SBSM) for use within version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3). The security model is designed to establish a "session" between two interacting SNMPv3 entities, over which SNMP operations can be sent securely. It provides a number of security properties not previously available in defined SNMPv3 security models, such as public key based identity authentication, limited life-time keying, and the ability to make use of previously implemented and deployed security infrastructures for purposes of identification and authentication.


David Perkins (dperkins@snmpinfo.com)
Wes Hardaker (hardaker@tislabs.com)

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