RFC 6353 on Transport Layer Security (TLS) Transport Model for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
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Title: Transport Layer Security (TLS) Transport
Model for the Simple Network Management
Author: W. Hardaker
Status: Standards Track
Date: July 2011
Mailbox: [hidden email] Pages: 65
This document describes a Transport Model for the Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP), that uses either the Transport Layer
Security protocol or the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)
protocol. The TLS and DTLS protocols provide authentication and
privacy services for SNMP applications. This document describes how
the TLS Transport Model (TLSTM) implements the needed features of an
SNMP Transport Subsystem to make this protection possible in an
This Transport Model is designed to meet the security and operational
needs of network administrators. It supports the sending of SNMP
messages over TLS/TCP and DTLS/UDP. The TLS mode can make use of
TCP's improved support for larger packet sizes and the DTLS mode
provides potentially superior operation in environments where a
connectionless (e.g., UDP) transport is preferred. Both TLS and DTLS
integrate well into existing public keying infrastructures.
This document also defines a portion of the Management Information
Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols. In particular,
it defines objects for managing the TLS Transport Model for SNMP.
This document is a product of the Integrated Security Model for SNMP Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Draft Standard Protocol.
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Re: IsmsRFC 6353 on Transport Layer Security (TLS) Transport Model for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 09:08:39PM -0700, Wes Hardaker wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:59:43 -0700 (PDT), [hidden email] said:
> r> A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
> r> RFC 6353
> Thanks very much to all the companies that worked on implementations and
> interoperability reports that made this (and the previous RFCs) possible!
I like to second that. The work on the interoperability report
revealed much of the "old" SNMP spirit of getting things "up and
running". Thanks to everyone involved and a task well completed.