Remote Network Monitoring MIB Protocol Identifier Reference
RFC 2895

Document Type RFC - Draft Standard (August 2000; No errata)
Updated by RFC 3395
Obsoletes RFC 2074
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Network Working Group                                       A. Bierman
Request for Comments: 2895                                    C. Bucci
Obsoletes: 2074                                    Cisco Systems, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                     R. Iddon
                                                            3Com, Inc.
                                                           August 2000

      Remote Network Monitoring MIB Protocol Identifier Reference

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo defines a notation describing protocol layers in a protocol
   encapsulation, specifically for use in encoding INDEX values for the
   protocolDirTable, found in the RMON-2 MIB (Remote Network Monitoring
   Management Information Base) [RFC2021].  The definitions for the
   standard protocol directory base layer identifiers are also included.

   The first version of the RMON Protocol Identifiers Document [RFC2074]
   has been split into a standards-track Reference portion (this
   document), and an Informational document.  The RMON Protocol
   Identifier Macros document [RFC2896] now contains the non-normative
   portion of that specification.

   This document obsoletes RFC 2074.

Bierman, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 2895                   RMON PI Reference                 August 2000

Table of Contents

   1 The SNMP Network Management Framework ..........................  3
   2 Overview .......................................................  3
   2.1 Terms ........................................................  4
   2.2 Relationship to the Remote Network Monitoring MIB ............  6
   2.3 Relationship to the RMON Protocol Identifier Macros Document .  6
   2.4 Relationship to the ATM-RMON MIB .............................  7
   2.4.1 Port Aggregation ...........................................  7
   2.4.2 Encapsulation Mappings .....................................  7
   2.4.3 Counting ATM Traffic in RMON-2 Collections .................  8
   2.5 Relationship to Other MIBs ...................................  9
   3 Protocol Identifier Encoding ...................................  9
   3.1 ProtocolDirTable INDEX Format Examples ....................... 11
   3.2 Protocol Identifier Macro Format ............................. 12
   3.2.1 Lexical Conventions ........................................ 12
   3.2.2 Notation for Syntax Descriptions ........................... 13
   3.2.3 Grammar for the PI Language ................................ 13
   3.2.4 Mapping of the Protocol Name ............................... 15
   3.2.5 Mapping of the VARIANT-OF Clause ........................... 16
   3.2.6 Mapping of the PARAMETERS Clause ........................... 17
   3.2.6.1 Mapping of the 'countsFragments(0)' BIT .................. 18
   3.2.6.2 Mapping of the 'tracksSessions(1)' BIT ................... 18
   3.2.7 Mapping of the ATTRIBUTES Clause ........................... 18
   3.2.8 Mapping of the DESCRIPTION Clause .......................... 19
   3.2.9 Mapping of the CHILDREN Clause ............................. 19
   3.2.10 Mapping of the ADDRESS-FORMAT Clause ...................... 20
   3.2.11 Mapping of the DECODING Clause ............................ 20
   3.2.12 Mapping of the REFERENCE Clause ........................... 20
   3.3 Evaluating an Index of the ProtocolDirTable .................. 21
   4 Base Layer Protocol Identifier Macros .......................... 22
   4.1 Base Identifier Encoding ..................................... 22
   4.1.1 Protocol Identifier Functions .............................. 22
   4.1.1.1 Function 0: None ......................................... 23
   4.1.1.2 Function 1: Protocol Wildcard Function ................... 23
   4.2 Base Layer Protocol Identifiers .............................. 24
   4.3 Encapsulation Layers ......................................... 31
   4.3.1 IEEE 802.1Q ................................................ 31
   5 Intellectual Property .......................................... 34
   6 Acknowledgements ............................................... 35
   7 References ..................................................... 35
   8 IANA Considerations ............................................ 39
   9 Security Considerations ........................................ 39
   10 Authors' Addresses ............................................ 40
   Appendix A ....................................................... 41
   11 Full Copyright Statement ...................................... 42
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