[rfc-dist] RFC 4560 on Definitions of Managed Objects for Remote Ping, Traceroute, and Lookup Operations

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        RFC 4560

        Title:      Definitions of Managed Objects for 
                    Remote Ping, Traceroute, and Lookup Operations 
        Author:     J. Quittek, Ed.,
                    K. White, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       June 2006
        Mailbox:    quittek at netlab.nec.de, 
                    wkenneth at us.ibm.com
        Pages:      100
        Characters: 207956
        Obsoletes:  RFC2925

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-disman-remops-mib-v2-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4560.txt

This memo defines Management Information Bases (MIBs) for performing
ping, traceroute, and lookup operations at a host.  When managing a
network, it is useful to be able to initiate and retrieve the results
of ping or traceroute operations when they are performed at a remote
host.  A lookup capability is defined in order to enable resolution of 
either an IP address to an DNS name or a DNS name to an IP address at a
remote host.

Currently, there are several enterprise-specific MIBs for performing
remote ping or traceroute operations.  The purpose of this memo is to
define a standards-based solution to enable interoperability.  

This document is a product of the Distributed Management
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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