Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Traffic Measurements and Trace Exchange Formats
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Subject: Re: Informational RFC to be: draft-irtf-nmrg-snmp-measure-07.txt The IESG has no problem with the publication of 'SNMP Traffic Measurements and Trace Exchange Formats' <draft-irtf-nmrg-snmp-measure-07.txt> as an Informational RFC. The IESG would also like the IRSG or RFC-Editor to review the comments in the datatracker (https://datatracker.ietf.org/public/pidtracker.cgi?command=view_id&dTag=14654&rfc_flag=0) related to this document and determine whether or not they merit incorporation into the document. Comments may exist in both the ballot and the comment log. The IESG contact person is Dan Romascanu. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-irtf-nmrg-snmp-measure-07.txt The process for such documents is described at http://www.rfc-editor.org/indsubs.html. Thank you, The IESG Secretary
Technical Summary The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is widely deployed to monitor, control and (sometimes also) configure network elements. Even though the SNMP technology is well documented, it remains relatively unclear how SNMP is used in practice and what typical SNMP usage patterns are. This document proposes to carry out large scale SNMP traffic measurements in order to develop a better understanding how SNMP is used in real world production networks. It describes the motivation, the measurement approach, and the tools and data formats needed to carry out such a study. Working Group Summary This document was produced within the IRTF's Network Management Research Group (NMRG) and represents the consensus of all of the active contributors to this group. Document Quality SNMP is quite widely deployed. Measurements on SNMP traffic are being performed by various tools and different organizations. Personnel Bert Wijnen shephereded the document in the NMRG. Dan Romascanu is the shepherding AD. IESG Note The IESG thinks that this work is related to IETF work done in the Operations and Management Area related to SNMP, but this does not prevent publishing. This RFC is not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard. The IETF disclaims any knowledge of the fitness of this RFC for any purpose and notes that the decision to publish is not based on IETF review apart from the IETF Last Call on the allocation of an URI by IANA and the IESG review for conflict with IETF work. The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at its discretion. See RFC 3932 for more information.