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PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Will Printers Implement SNMPv3?

PMP> Will Printers Implement SNMPv3?

From: McDonald, Ira (
Date: Fri Aug 16 2002 - 18:00:42 EDT

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    Hi folks,

    FYI - buried below is the IESG agreeing that SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 will
    reclassified as Historic (that is, REMOVED from the 'standards-track')
    as part of the advancement of SNMPv3 to (full) Standard status.

    - Ira McDonald

    PS - Ron Bergman agrees with me that there is probably no printer
    in the universe that CURRENTLY implements SNMPv3. Anyone planning
    to do so? This de-certification of SNMPv1 strikes me as a problem
    for vendors of non-network-infrastructure network-connected boxes.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: The IESG []
    Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 2:40 PM
    To: IETF-Announce;
    Cc: RFC Editor; Internet Architecture Board;
    Subject: Document Action: Introduction to Version 3 of the
    Internet-standard Network Management Framework to Informational

    The IESG has approved the internet draft Introduction to Version 3 of
    the Internet-Standard Management Framework
    <draft-ietf-snmpv3-rfc2570bis-03.txt> as an Informational RFC.

    The IESG also agrees with the recommendation to reclassify RFCs 1157,
    1441, 1901, 1909 and 1910 as Historic and has approved this

    This document is the product of the SNMPv3 Working Group. The IESG
    contact persons are Randy Bush and Bert Wijnen.

    Technical Summary
    This document is an introduction to the third version of the
    Internet-Standard Management Framework, termed the SNMP version 3
    Management Framework (SNMPv3).

    It describes the relationship between the SNMP version 3 (SNMPv3)
    specifications and the specifications of the SNMP version 1
    (SNMPv1) Management Framework, the SNMP version 2 (SNMPv2)
    Management Framework, and the Community-based Administrative
    Framework for SNMPv2.

    It also provides a roadmap to the multiple documents which contain
    the relevant specifications.

    The document further recommends reclassification of RFCs 1157,
    1441, 1901, 1909 and 1910 as Historic and explains why.

    Working Group Summary

    The Working Group reached consensus on this document and its

    Protocol Quality

    Bert Wijnen and Randy Bush reviewed the specification for the IESG.

    Note to RFC Editor:

    Please add the following to the end of section 7.8:
          Work is underway to specify how AES is to be used within the
          User-based Security Model (USM). This will be a separate

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