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                             Character MIB

                              26 May 1994


                              Bob Stewart
                              Xyplex, Inc.
                        rlstewart@eng.xyplex.com


                     <draft-ietf-charmib-mib-02.txt>


                          Status of this Memo

This document is an Internet Draft.  Internet Drafts are working
documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its Areas, and
its Working Groups.  Note that other groups may also distribute working
documents as Internet Drafts.

Internet Drafts are valid for a maximum of six months and may be
updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time.  It is
inappropriate to use Internet Drafts as reference material or to cite
them other than as a "work in progress".


























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1.  Introduction

This memo defines an extension to the Management Information Base (MIB)
for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.  In
particular, it defines objects for the management of character stream
devices.












































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2.  The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework consists of four major
components.  They are:

o    RFC 1442 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for
     describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

o    STD 17, RFC 1213 [2] defines MIB-II, the core set of managed
     objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

o    RFC 1445 [3] which defines the administrative and other
     architectural aspects of the framework.

o    RFC 1448 [4] which defines the protocol used for network access to
     managed objects.

The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of
experimentation and evaluation.


2.1.  Object Definitions

Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed the
Management Information Base or MIB.  Objects in the MIB are defined
using the subset of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) defined in the
SMI.  In particular, each object object type is named by an OBJECT
IDENTIFIER, an administratively assigned name.  The object type together
with an object instance serves to uniquely identify a specific
instantiation of the object.  For human convenience, we often use a
textual string, termed the descriptor, to refer to the object type.



















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3.  Overview

The Character MIB applies to ports that carry a character stream,
whether physical or virtual, serial or parallel, synchronous or
asynchronous.  The most common example of a character stream device is a
hardware terminal port with an RS-232 interface.  Another common
hardware example is a parallel printer port, say with a Centronics
interface.  The concept also includes virtual terminal ports, such as a
software connection point for a remote console.

The Character MIB is mandatory for all systems that offer character
stream ports.  This includes, for example, terminal servers, general-
purpose time-sharing hosts, and even such systems as a bridge with a
(virtual) console port.  It may or may not include character ports that
do not support network sessions, depending on the system's needs.

The Character MIB's central abstraction is a port.  Physical ports have
a one-to-one correspondence with hardware ports. Virtual ports are
software entities analogous to physical ports, but with no hardware
connector.

Each port supports one or more sessions.  A session represents a virtual
connection that carries characters between the port and some partner.
Sessions typically operate over a stack of network protocols.  A typical
session, for example, uses Telnet over TCP.

The MIB comprises one base object and two tables, detailed in the
following sections.  The tables contain objects for ports and sessions.

The MIB intentionally contains no distinction between what is often
called permanent and operational or volatile data bases.  For the
purposes of this MIB, handling of such distinctions is implementation
specific.


3.1.  Relationship to Interface MIB

The Character MIB does not relate directly to the Interface MIB [1],
since it is not intrinsically a network interface.  On the other hand,
in most implementations where it is present, it will be above a physical
sublayer interface, such as the RS-232-like [2] or Parallel-printer-like
[3] MIBs.  Such physical interfaces typically are represented by a row
in the interface table (ifTable), identified by a value of ifIndex.







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4.  Definitions

CHARACTER-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN

IMPORTS
    MODULE-IDENTITY, OBJECT-TYPE, NOTIFICATION-TYPE,
    Counter32, Integer32, Gauge32, TimeTicks
        FROM SNMPv2-SMI
    AutonomousType, InstancePointer
        FROM SNMPv2-TC
    InterfaceIndex
        FROM IF-MIB
    transmission, mib-2
        FROM RFC1213-MIB
    MODULE-COMPLIANCE, OBJECT-GROUP
        FROM SNMPv2-CONF;


char MODULE-IDENTITY
    LAST-UPDATED "9405261700Z"
    ORGANIZATION "IETF Character MIB Working Group"
    CONTACT-INFO
            "        Bob Stewart
             Postal: Xyplex, Inc.
                     295 Foster Street
                     Littleton, MA 01460

                Tel: 508-952-4816
                Fax: 508-952-4887
             E-mail: rlstewart@eng.xyplex.com"
    DESCRIPTION
            "The MIB module for character stream devices."
    ::= { mib-2 19 }

PortIndex ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
    DISPLAY-HINT "d"
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
            "A unique value, greater than zero, for each
            character port in the managed system.  It is
            recommended that values are assigned contiguously
            starting from 1.  The value for each interface sub-
            layer must remain constant at least from one re-
            initialization of the entity's network management
            system to the next re-initialization.





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            In a system where the character ports are attached
            to hardware represented by an ifIndex, it is
            conventional, but not required, to make the
            character port index equal to the corresponding
            ifIndex."
    SYNTAX Integer32












































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-- Generic Character information

charNumber OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX Integer32
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The number of entries in charPortTable, regardless
        of their current state."
    ::= { char 1 }


-- the Character Port table

charPortTable OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX SEQUENCE OF CharPortEntry
    MAX-ACCESS not-accessible
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "A list of port entries.  The number of entries is
        given by the value of charNumber."
    ::= { char 2 }

charPortEntry OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX CharPortEntry
    MAX-ACCESS not-accessible
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "Status and parameter values for a character port."
    INDEX { charPortIndex }
    ::= { charPortTable 1 }

CharPortEntry ::=
    SEQUENCE {
        charPortIndex
            PortIndex,
        charPortName
            DisplayString,
        charPortType
            INTEGER,
        charPortHardware
            AutonomousType,
        charPortReset
            INTEGER,
        charPortAdminStatus





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            INTEGER,
        charPortOperStatus
            INTEGER,
        charPortLastChange
            TimeTicks,
        charPortInFlowType
            INTEGER,
        charPortOutFlowType
            INTEGER,
        charPortInFlowState
            INTEGER,
        charPortOutFlowState
            INTEGER,
        charPortInCharacters
            Counter32,
        charPortOutCharacters
            Counter32,
        charPortAdminOrigin
            INTEGER,
        charPortSessionMaximum
            INTEGER,
        charPortSessionNumber
            Gauge32,
        charPortSessionIndex
            INTEGER,
        charPortInFlowTypes
            OCTET STRING,
        charPortOutFlowTypes
            OCTET STRING,
        charPortLowerIfIndex
            InterfaceIndex
    }

charPortIndex OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX PortIndex
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "A unique value for each character port, perhaps
        corresponding to the same value of ifIndex when the
        character port is associated with a hardware port
        represented by an ifIndex."
    ::= { charPortEntry 1 }

charPortName OBJECT-TYPE





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    SYNTAX DisplayString (SIZE (0..32))
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "An administratively assigned name for the port,
        typically with some local significance."
    ::= { charPortEntry 2 }

charPortType OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { physical(1), virtual(2) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The port's type, 'physical' if the port represents
        an external hardware connector, 'virtual' if it does
        not."
    ::= { charPortEntry 3 }

charPortHardware OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX AutonomousType
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "A reference to hardware MIB definitions specific to
        a physical port's external connector.  For example,
        if the connector is RS-232, then the value of this
        object refers to a MIB sub-tree defining objects
        specific to RS-232.  If an agent is not configured
        to have such values, the agent returns the object
        identifier:

            nullHardware OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { 0 0 }
        "
    ::= { charPortEntry 4 }

charPortReset OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { ready(1), execute(2) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "A control to force the port into a clean, initial
        state, both hardware and software, disconnecting all
        the port's existing sessions.  In response to a
        get-request or get-next-request, the agent always
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        'execute' causes a reset."
    ::= { charPortEntry 5 }

charPortAdminStatus OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { enabled(1), disabled(2), off(3),
                     maintenance(4) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The port's desired state, independent of flow
        control.  'enabled' indicates that the port is
        allowed to pass characters and form new sessions.
        'disabled' indicates that the port is allowed to
        pass characters but not form new sessions.  'off'
        indicates that the port is not allowed to pass
        characters or have any sessions. 'maintenance'
        indicates a maintenance mode, exclusive of normal
        operation, such as running a test.

        'enabled' corresponds to ifAdminStatus 'up'.
        'disabled' and 'off' correspond to ifAdminStatus
        'down'.  'maintenance' corresponds to ifAdminStatus
        'test'."
    ::= { charPortEntry 6 }

charPortOperStatus OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { up(1), down(2),
                     maintenance(3), absent(4), active(5) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The port's actual, operational state, independent
        of flow control.  'up' indicates able to function
        normally.  'down' indicates inability to function
        for administrative or operational reasons.
        'maintenance' indicates a maintenance mode,
        exclusive of normal operation, such as running a
        test.  'absent' indicates that port hardware is not
        present.  'active' indicates up with a user present
        (e.g. logged in).

        'up' and 'active' correspond to ifOperStatus 'up'.
        'down' and 'absent' correspond to ifOperStatus
        'down'.  'maintenance' corresponds to ifOperStatus
        'test'."





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    ::= { charPortEntry 7 }

charPortLastChange OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX TimeTicks
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The value of sysUpTime at the time the port entered
        its current operational state.  If the current state
        was entered prior to the last reinitialization of
        the local network management subsystem, then this
        object contains a zero value."
    ::= { charPortEntry 8 }

-- charPortInFlowType is deprecated in favor of
-- charPortInFlowTypes

charPortInFlowType OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { none(1), xonXoff(2), hardware(3),
                     ctsRts(4), dsrDtr(5) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS deprecated
    DESCRIPTION
        "The port's type of input flow control.  'none'
        indicates no flow control at this level or below.
        'xonXoff' indicates software flow control by
        recognizing XON and XOFF characters.  'hardware'
        indicates flow control delegated to the lower level,
        for example a parallel port.

        'ctsRts' and 'dsrDtr' are specific to RS-232-like
        ports.  Although not architecturally pure, they are
        included here for simplicity's sake."
    ::= { charPortEntry 9 }

-- charPortOutFlowType is deprecated in favor of
-- charPortOutFlowTypes

charPortOutFlowType OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { none(1), xonXoff(2), hardware(3),
                     ctsRts(4), dsrDtr(5) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS deprecated
    DESCRIPTION
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        indicates no flow control at this level or below.
        'xonXoff' indicates software flow control by
        recognizing XON and XOFF characters.  'hardware'
        indicates flow control delegated to the lower level,
        for example a parallel port.

        'ctsRts' and 'dsrDtr' are specific to RS-232-like
        ports.  Although not architecturally pure, they are
        included here for simplicy's sake."
    ::= { charPortEntry 10 }

charPortInFlowState OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { none(1), unknown(2), stop(3), go(4) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The current operational state of input flow control
        on the port.  'none' indicates not applicable.
        'unknown' indicates this level does not know.
        'stop' indicates flow not allowed.  'go' indicates
        flow allowed."
    ::= { charPortEntry 11 }

charPortOutFlowState OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { none(1), unknown(2), stop(3), go(4) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The current operational state of output flow
        control on the port.  'none' indicates not
        applicable.  'unknown' indicates this level does not
        know.  'stop' indicates flow not allowed.  'go'
        indicates flow allowed."
    ::= { charPortEntry 12 }

charPortInCharacters OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX Counter32
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "Total number of characters detected as input from
        the port since system re-initialization and while
        the port operational state was 'up', 'active', or
        'maintenance', including, for example, framing, flow
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        BREAK condition, locally-processed input, and input
        sent to all sessions."
    ::= { charPortEntry 13 }

charPortOutCharacters OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX Counter32
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "Total number of characters detected as output to
        the port since system re-initialization and while
        the port operational state was 'up', 'active', or
        'maintenance', including, for example, framing, flow
        control (i.e. XON and XOFF), each occurrence of a
        BREAK condition, locally-created output, and output
        received from all sessions."
    ::= { charPortEntry 14 }

charPortAdminOrigin OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { dynamic(1), network(2), local(3),
                     none(4) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The administratively allowed origin for
        establishing session on the port.  'dynamic' allows
        'network' or 'local' session establishment. 'none'
        disallows session establishment."
    ::= { charPortEntry 15 }

charPortSessionMaximum OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER (-1..2147483647)
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The maximum number of concurrent sessions allowed
        on the port.  A value of -1 indicates no maximum.
        Setting the maximum to less than the current number
        of sessions has unspecified results."
    ::= { charPortEntry 16 }

charPortSessionNumber OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX Gauge32
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current





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    DESCRIPTION
        "The number of open sessions on the port that are in
        the connecting, connected, or disconnecting state."
    ::= { charPortEntry 17 }

charPortSessionIndex OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER (0..2147483647)
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The value of charSessIndex for the port's first or
        only active session.  If the port has no active
        session, the agent returns the value zero."
    ::= { charPortEntry 18 }

charPortInFlowTypes OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX OCTET STRING (SIZE (1))
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The port's types of input flow control at the
        software level.  Hardware-level flow control is
        independently controlled by the appropriate
        hardware-level MIB.

        A value of zero indicates no flow control.
        Depending on the specific implementation, any or
        all combinations of flow control may be chosen by
        adding the values:

        128  xonXoff, recognizing XON and XOFF characters
        64   enqHost, ENQ/ACK to allow input to host
        32   enqTerm, ACK to allow output to port
        "
    ::= { charPortEntry 19 }

charPortOutFlowTypes OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX OCTET STRING (SIZE (1))
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The port's types of output flow control at the
        software level.  Hardware-level flow control is
        independently controlled by the appropriate
        hardware-level MIB.





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        A value of zero indicates no flow control.
        Depending on the specific implementation, any or
        all combinations of flow control may be chosen by
        adding the values:

        128  xonXoff, recognizing XON and XOFF characters
        64   enqHost, ENQ/ACK to allow input to host
        32   enqTerm, ACK to allow output to port
        "
    ::= { charPortEntry 20 }

charPortLowerIfIndex OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX InterfaceIndex
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The ifIndex value of the lower level hardware supporting
        this character port, zero if none."
    ::= { charPortEntry 21 }


-- the Character Session table

charSessTable OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX SEQUENCE OF CharSessEntry
    MAX-ACCESS not-accessible
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "A list of port session entries."
    ::= { char 3 }

charSessEntry OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX CharSessEntry
    MAX-ACCESS not-accessible
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "Status and parameter values for a character port
        session."
    INDEX { charSessPortIndex, charSessIndex }
    ::= { charSessTable 1 }

CharSessEntry ::=
    SEQUENCE {
        charSessPortIndex
            PortIndex,





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        charSessIndex
            INTEGER,
        charSessKill
            INTEGER,
        charSessState
            INTEGER,
        charSessProtocol
            AutonomousType,
        charSessOperOrigin
            INTEGER,
        charSessInCharacters
            Counter32,
        charSessOutCharacters
            Counter32,
        charSessConnectionId
            InstancePointer,
        charSessStartTime
            TimeTicks
    }

charSessPortIndex OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX PortIndex
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The value of charPortIndex for the port to which
        this session belongs."
    ::= { charSessEntry 1 }

charSessIndex OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER (1..2147483647)
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The session index in the context of the port, a
        non-zero positive integer.  Session indexes within a
        port need not be sequential.  Session indexes may be
        reused for different ports.  For example, port 1 and
        port 3 may both have a session 2 at the same time.
        Session indexes may have any valid integer value,
        with any meaning convenient to the agent
        implementation."
    ::= { charSessEntry 2 }

charSessKill OBJECT-TYPE





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    SYNTAX INTEGER { ready(1), execute(2) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-write
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "A control to terminate the session.  In response to
        a get-request or get-next-request, the agent always
        returns 'ready' as the value.  Setting the value to
        'execute' causes termination."
    ::= { charSessEntry 3 }

charSessState OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { connecting(1), connected(2),
                     disconnecting(3) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The current operational state of the session,
        disregarding flow control.  'connected' indicates
        that character data could flow on the network side
        of session.  'connecting' indicates moving from
        nonexistent toward 'connected'.  'disconnecting'
        indicates moving from 'connected' or 'connecting' to
        nonexistent."
    ::= { charSessEntry 4 }

charSessProtocol OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX AutonomousType
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The network protocol over which the session is
        running.  Other OBJECT IDENTIFIER values may be
        defined elsewhere, in association with specific
        protocols.  However, this document assigns those of
        known interest as of this writing."
    ::= { charSessEntry 5 }

wellKnownProtocols OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { char 4 }

protocolOther  OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { wellKnownProtocols 1 }
protocolTelnet OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { wellKnownProtocols 2 }
protocolRlogin OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { wellKnownProtocols 3 }
protocolLat    OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { wellKnownProtocols 4 }
protocolX29    OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { wellKnownProtocols 5 }
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charSessOperOrigin OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX INTEGER { unknown(1), network(2), local(3) }
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The session's source of establishment."
    ::= { charSessEntry 6 }

charSessInCharacters OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX Counter32
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "This session's subset of charPortInCharacters."
    ::= { charSessEntry 7 }

charSessOutCharacters OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX Counter32
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "This session's subset of charPortOutCharacters."
    ::= { charSessEntry 8 }

charSessConnectionId OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX InstancePointer
    MAX-ACCESS read-only
    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "A reference to additional local MIB information.
        This should be the highest available related MIB,
        corresponding to charSessProtocol, such as Telnet.
        For example, the value for a TCP connection (in the
        absence of a Telnet MIB) is the object identifier of
        tcpConnState.  If an agent is not configured to have
        such values, the agent returns the object
        identifier:

            nullConnectionId OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { 0 0 }
        "
    ::= { charSessEntry 9 }

charSessStartTime OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX TimeTicks
    MAX-ACCESS read-only





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    STATUS current
    DESCRIPTION
        "The value of sysUpTime in MIB-2 when the session
        entered connecting state."
    ::= { charSessEntry 10 }













































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-- conformance information

charConformance OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { char 5 }

charGroups      OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { charConformance 1 }
charCompliances OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { charConformance 2 }


-- compliance statements

charCompliance MODULE-COMPLIANCE
    STATUS  current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The compliance statement for SNMPv2 entities
            which have Character hardware interfaces."

    MODULE  -- this module
        MANDATORY-GROUPS { charGroup }
    ::= { charCompliances 1 }































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-- units of conformance

charGroup    OBJECT-GROUP
    OBJECTS { charNumber, charPortIndex, charPortName,
              charPortType, charPortHardware, charPortReset,
              charPortAdminStatus, charPortOperStatus,
              charPortLastChange,
              charPortInFlowState, charPortOutFlowState,
              charPortAdminOrigin, charPortSessionMaximum,
              charPortInFlowTypes, charPortOutFlowTypes,
              charPortInCharacters, charPortOutCharacters,
              charPortSessionNumber, charPortSessionIndex,
              charPortLowerIfIndex,
              charSessPortIndex, charSessIndex,
              charSessKill, charSessState,
              charSessProtocol, charSessOperOrigin,
              charSessInCharacters, charSessOutCharacters,
              charSessConnectionId, charSessStartTime }
    STATUS  current
    DESCRIPTION
            "A collection of objects providing information
             applicable to all Character interfaces."
    ::= { charGroups 1 }

END

























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5.  Acknowledgements

This memo was produced by the IETF Character MIB Working Group.















































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6.  References

[1]  Case, J., McCloghrie, K., Rose, M., and S. Waldbusser, "Structure
     of Management Information for version 2 of the Simple Network
     Management Protocol (SNMPv2)", RFC 1442, SNMP Research,Inc., Hughes
     LAN Systems, Dover Beach Consulting, Inc., Carnegie Mellon
     University, April 1993.

[2]  McCloghrie, K., and M. Rose, Editors, "Management Information Base
     for Network Management of TCP/IP-based internets: MIB-II", STD 17,
     RFC 1213, Hughes LAN Systems, Performance Systems International,
     March 1991.

[3]  Galvin, J., and K. McCloghrie, "Administrative Model for version 2
     of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)", RFC 1445,
     Trusted Information Systems, Hughes LAN Systems, April 1993.

[4]  Case, J., McCloghrie, K., Rose, M., and S. Waldbusser, "Protocol
     Operations for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol
     (SNMPv2)", RFC 1448, SNMP Research,Inc., Hughes LAN Systems, Dover
     Beach Consulting, Inc., Carnegie Mellon University, April 1993.

[5]  McCloghrie, K., and F.J. Kastenholz, "Evolution of the Interfaces
     Group of MIB-II", RFC 1573, Hughes LAN Systems, FTP Software,
     January 1994.


[6]  Stewart, B., "Definitions of Managed Objects for RS-232-like
     Hardware Devices", RFC ????, Xyplex, Inc., ?Mon?, 1994.


[7]  Stewart, B., "Definitions of Managed Objects for Parallel-printer-
     like Hardware Devices", RFC ????, Xyplex, Inc., ?Mon?, 1994.

















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7.  Security Considerations

Security issues are not discussed in this memo.


8.  Author's Address

     Bob Stewart
     Xyplex, Inc.
     295 Foster Street
     Littleton, MA 01460

                     Tel: 508-952-4816
                     Fax: 508-952-4887
                  E-mail: rlstewart@eng.xyplex.com

     Phone: 508-952-4816
     Email: rlstewart@eng.xyplex.com
































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Table of Contents


1 Introduction ....................................................    2
2 The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework .........................    3
2.1 Object Definitions ............................................    3
3 Overview ........................................................    4
3.1 Relationship to Interface MIB .................................    4
4 Definitions .....................................................    5
5 Acknowledgements ................................................   22
6 References ......................................................   23
7 Security Considerations .........................................   24
8 Author's Address ................................................   24





































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