This excellent document also includes (rather obscurely) the
critical Community MIB - necessary to build a hybrid SNMP
agent that supports SNMPv1c and SNMPv2c (community-based
authentication) as well as SNMPv3 (which is now a full
Note: Both SNMPv1c and SNMPv2c have been recently moved to
Historic Status by the IESG, so a product supports them for
compatibility, _not_ for standards compliance.
- Ira McDonald
High North Inc
[excerpt from RFC 3584 cover page]
Status of this Memo
This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003). All Rights Reserved.
The purpose of this document is to describe coexistence between
version 3 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework,
(SNMPv3), version 2 of the Internet-standard Network Management
Framework (SNMPv2), and the original Internet-standard Network
Management Framework (SNMPv1). This document also describes how to
convert MIB modules from SMIv1 format to SMIv2 format. This document
obsoletes RFC 2576.