Evolution of SNMP (eos)

In addition to this official charter maintained by the IETF Secretariat, there is additional information about this working group on the Web at:

       Additional EOS Web Page

Last Modified: 2002-10-15


Glenn Waters <gww@nortelnetworks.com>
Dale Francisco <dfrancisco@acm.org>

Operations and Management Area Director(s):

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>
Bert Wijnen <bwijnen@lucent.com>

Operations and Management Area Advisor:

Bert Wijnen <bwijnen@lucent.com>

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Description of Working Group:

A small number of enhancements to the SNMP protocol would provide a
substantial improvement to the protocol in terms of utility and
efficiency. The enhancements must fall within the existing SNMP
architecture as defined in RFC 2571. The intent of the working group is
to focus on enhancements that may be easily defined and implemented
which should then promote rapid acceptance and deployment. New protocol
operations are within the realm of acceptable enhancements that may be

The initial work items include:

- A standards-track document defining the mechanism by which the
  capabilities of a SNMP entity may be determined. This document should
  also define the interoperability requirements of the SNMP protocol
  when extensions are present and when they are absent;

- A standards-track document defining a mechanism for efficient
  retrieval, creation, and deletion of rows in tables;

- A standards-track document defining a mechanism used to delete an
  entire subtree of managed object instances. This could, for example,
  be used to remove all information related to a particular username in
  the SNMP administrative framework;

- A standards-track document defining a mechanism to provide for
  compression of object identifiers to remove as much redundant
  information as possible in the payload of the SNMP message; and,

- A standards-track document defining a mechanism for bulk transfer of
  SNMP data.

Some of the documents may be combined if the working group so decides.

No additional work items may be taken on by the working group until
initial set of work is close to completion. Additional work will have
be approved by the IESG and the IAB.

Goals and Milestones:

FEB 01    Working group chartered
FEB 01    First revisions of the documents
APR 01    Second revisions of the documents
JUN 01    Third revisions of the documents
SEP 01    Last set of revisions of all documents
SEP 01    WG Last Call for all documents and submit then to AD for consideration as Proposed Standard
OCT 01    Shutdown or re-charter


SNMP Extended Protocol MIB (23912 bytes)
Object Oriented Protocol Operations for the Simple Network Management Protocol (101223 bytes)

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