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SNMPv3 Specifications and Documentation

This page provides information about SNMPv3 including RFCs and related materials available online. General information about SNMP available in print is also available.

SNMPv3 White Paper
This document provides an introduction to the third version of the Internet-Standard Management Framework.

RFC 3410 (Informational)
Introduction and Applicability Statements for Internet Standard Management Framework
(December 2002)

RFC 3411
An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (December 2002)

RFC 3412
Message Processing and Dispatching (December 2002)

RFC 3413
SNMP Applications (December 2002)

RFC 3414
User-based Security Model (December 2002)

RFC 3415
View-based Access Control Model (December 2002)

RFC 3416
Version 2 of SNMP Protocol Operations (December 2002)

RFC 3417
Transport Mappings (December 2002)

RFC 3418
Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (December 2002)

RFC 2578
Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2) (April 1999)

RFC 2579
Textual Conventions for SMIv2 (April 1999)

RFC 2580
Conformance Statements for SMIv2 (April 1999)

RFC 3584 (Best Current Practice)
Coexistence between SNMP Version 1, Version 2, and Version 3 (August 2003)

The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Cipher Algorithm in the SNMP User-based Security Model (June 2004)

HMAC-SHA-2 Authentication Protocols in User-Based Security Model (USM) for SNMPv3 (April 2016)

SNMPv3 Web Sites

SNMPv3 Information Page
This page is maintained by the Technical University Braunschweig. This page contains documentation, implementations, and Working Group demos.
SNMPv3 Working Group's Charter
This page contains descriptions, mailings lists, managers, etc.

SNMPv3 Books

A Practical Guide to SNMPv3 and Network Management, 1/e
by David Zeltserman
Published by Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 1999

SNMP, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, and RMON 1 and 2
3rd Edition
by William Stallings
Published by Addison-Wesley Pub Co.
Publication date: December 1998
ISBN: 0201485346

SNMPv3 Archives

"Basking in Glory-SNMPv3"
An article from Network Computing, Aug. 15, 1998.

SNMPv3 Hot Spot
The SNMPv3 with Security and Administration Hot Spot was a multi-vendor interoperability demonstration at the 1998 Network + Interop in Las Vegas and Atlanta.

SNMPv3 Issue of the Simple Times
Quarterly newsletter of SNMP Technology, Dec., 1997.