The long-awaited enterprise network-friendly way to deploy SNMP
authentication and security using TLS and DTLS.
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Date: Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 2:14 PM
Subject: [Isms] RFC 5953 on Transport Layer Security (TLS) Transport
Model for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
Title: Transport Layer Security (TLS) Transport
Model for the Simple Network Management
Author: W. Hardaker
Status: Standards Track
Date: August 2010
Mailbox: ietf at hardakers.net
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-isms-dtls-tm-14.txt
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 a
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 Proposed Standard Protocol.
STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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