SNMP Version 3 (snmpv3)

Last Modified: 2002-05-03

Chair(s):

Russ Mundy <mundy@tislabs.com>
David Harrington <dbh@enterasys.com>

Operations and Management Area Director(s):

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

Operations and Management Area Advisor:

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion: snmpv3@lists.tislabs.com
To Subscribe: snmpv3-request@lists.tislabs.com
Archive: ftp://ftp.tislabs.com/pub/ietf/snmpv3

Description of Working Group:

The SNMPv3 Working Group is chartered to prepare recommendations for
the next generation of SNMP. The goal of the Working Group is to
produce the necessary set of documents that will provide a single
standard for the next generation of core SNMP functions.

During the past several years, there have been a number of activities
aimed at incorporating security and other improvements to SNMP.
Unfortunately, strongly held differences on how to incorporate these
improvements into SNMP prevented the SNMPV2 Working Group from coming
to closure on a single approach. As a result, two different approaches
(commonly called V2u and V2*) have emerged.

The Security and Administrative Framework Evolution for SNMP Advisory
Team (the Advisory Team) was formed to provide a single recommended
approach for SNMP evolution.  The technical starting point for this
Working Group will be the recommended approach provided by the Advisory
Team.

This approach provides for the convergence of concepts and technical
elements of V2u and V2*.  The SNMPv3 Working Group is not starting new
work and will use as many concepts, technical elements and
documentation as practical from the V2u and V2* activities.  Previous
delays in providing a single standard for the next generation of SNMP
core functions dictate that the Working Group move forward as quickly
as possible to document and publish Internet Drafts and RFC's.  To this
end, the Working Group will make use of as much existing documentation
as practical. Additionally, functional changes beyond those needed to
provide a single approach will be strongly discouraged.

Timely completion of a single approach for SNMPv3 is crucial for the
continued success of SNMP.  Recognizing the need for prompt completion,
the following objectives are provided to the Working Group:

- accommodate the wide range of operational environments with
  differing management demands;

- facilitate the need to transition from previous, multiple protocols
  to SNMPv3;

- facilitate the ease of setup and maintenance activities.


Note: SNMPv3 planned specifications:

SNMPv3 Modules and Interface Definitions
SNMPv3 Message Processing and Control Module Specification
SNMPv3 Security Model Module Specification
SNMPv3 Local Processing Mosule Specification
SNMPv3 Proxy Specification

Goals and Milestones:

Done    Post first SNMPv3 Internet-Draft, Modules and Interface Definitions.
Done    Working Group meeting at Memphis IETF to discuss SNMPv3 recommended approach, discuss Working Group Charter and the plan for completion.
Done    Post revised SNMPv3 Modules and Interface Definitions Internet-Drafts.
Done    Post initial SNMPv3 Message Processing and Control Module Internet-Draft.
Done    Post initial SNMPv3 Security Model Module Internet-Draft.
Done    Finalize SNMPV3 Modules and Interface Definitions Internet-Draft and review other I-Ds at Munich IETF.
Done    Post revised SNMPv3 Local Processing Module Internet-Draft.
Done    Post revised SNMPv3 Security Model Module Internet-Draft.
Done    Post initial SNMPv3 Proxy Specification Internet-Draft.
Done    Post revised SNMPv3 Message Processing and Control Module Internet-Draft.
Done    Submit SNMPv3 Modules and Interface Definitions to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Done    All SNMPv3 specifications submitted to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standards.
Done    Testing of interoperability between independent implementations of SNMPv3 core specifications.
Done    Post the initial Internet Draft of the Intro document.
Done    Post initial Internet Drafts for updating the SNMPv3 core specifications.
Done    Post initial version of the Coexistence document as an Internet-Draft.
Done    SNMPv3 Working Group Meeting at 42nd IETF.
Done    Post revised version of the Intro document Internet-Draft.
Done    Post revised version of the Coexistence document as an Internet-Draft.
Done    Complete Working Group actions on revisions to core specifications and forward documents to the IESG for consideration as Draft Standard RFCs.

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request For Comments:

An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (RFC 2261) (128036 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2271
Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 2262) (88254 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2272
SNMPv3 Applications (RFC 2263) (143493 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2273
User-based Security Model (USM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) (RFC 2264) (168759 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2274
View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 2265) (77807 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2275
An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (RFC 2271) (128227 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2571
Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 2272) (88445 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2572
SNMPv3 Applications (RFC 2273) (143754 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2573
User-based Security Model (USM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) (RFC 2274) (168950 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2574
View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 2275) (77998 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2575
Introduction to Version 3 of the Internet standard Network Management Framework (RFC 2570) (50483 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3410
An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (RFC 2571) (139382 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3411
Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 2572) (96125 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3412
SNMPv3 Applications (RFC 2573) (150427 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3413
User-based Security Model (USM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) (RFC 2574) (190755 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3414
View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 2575) (79642 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3415
Coexistence between SNMP versions (RFC 2576) (98589 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3584
Transport Mappings for the Simple Network Management Protocol (RFC 3417) (38650 bytes)
Introduction and Applicability Statements for Internet-standard Network Management Framework (RFC 3410) (61461 bytes)
An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (RFC 3411) (140096 bytes)
Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 3412) (95710 bytes)
SNMP Applications (RFC 3413) (153719 bytes)
User-based Security Model (USM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) (RFC 3414) (193558 bytes)
View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 3415) (82046 bytes)
Version 2 of the Protocol Operations for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 3416) (70043 bytes)
Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC 3418) (49096 bytes)
Coexistence between Version 1, Version 2, and Version 3 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework (RFC 3584) (115222 bytes)