OpenRFC.org Requests For Comments ... for the community
Welcome to OpenRFC
Home Full RFC index RFC humour Our technology
 
<< Previous <<      RFC 4668      >> Next >>    
RADIUS Authentication Client MIB for IPv6.
D. Nelson. August 2006.

 
[Direct link][Download PDF version][Download text version]
 

Network Working Group D. Nelson Request for Comments: 4668 Enterasys Networks Obsoletes: 2618 August 2006 Category: Standards Track RADIUS Authentication Client MIB for IPv6 Status of This Memo 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 Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006). Abstract This memo defines a set of extensions that instrument RADIUS authentication client functions. These extensions represent a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. Using these extensions, IP-based management stations can manage RADIUS authentication clients. This memo obsoletes RFC 2618 by deprecating the MIB table containing IPv4-only address formats and defining a new table to add support for version-neutral IP address formats. The remaining MIB objects from RFC 2618 are carried forward into this document. The memo also adds UNITS and REFERENCE clauses to selected objects. Nelson Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 Table of Contents 1. Introduction ....................................................3 2. Terminology .....................................................3 3. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................3 4. Scope of Changes ................................................3 5. Structure of the MIB Module .....................................4 6. Deprecated Objects ..............................................5 7. Definitions .....................................................5 8. Security Considerations ........................................20 9. References .....................................................22 9.1. Normative References ......................................22 9.2. Informative References ....................................22 Appendix A. Acknowledgements ......................................23 Nelson Standards Track [Page 2]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 1. Introduction This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. The objects defined within this memo relate to the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Authentication Client as defined in RFC 2865 [RFC2865]. 2. Terminology The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119]. This document uses terminology from RFC 2865 [RFC2865]. This document uses the word "malformed" with respect to RADIUS packets, particularly in the context of counters of "malformed packets". While RFC 2865 does not provide an explicit definition of "malformed", malformed generally means that the implementation has determined the packet does not match the format defined in RFC 2865. Some implementations may determine that packets are malformed when the Vendor Specific Attribute (VSA) format does not follow the RFC 2865 recommendations for VSAs. Those implementations are used in deployments today, and thus set the de facto definition of "malformed". 3. The Internet-Standard Management Framework For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of RFC 3410 [RFC3410]. Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed the Management Information Base or MIB. MIB objects are generally accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the Structure of Management Information (SMI). This memo specifies a MIB module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58, RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580 [RFC2580]. 4. Scope of Changes This document obsoletes RFC 2618 [RFC2618], RADIUS Authentication Client MIB, by deprecating the radiusAuthServerTable table and adding a new table, radiusAuthServerExtTable, containing radiusAuthServerInetAddressType, radiusAuthServerInetAddress, and Nelson Standards Track [Page 3]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 radiusAuthClientServerInetPortNumber. The purpose of these added MIB objects is to support version-neutral IP addressing formats. The existing table containing radiusAuthServerAddress and radiusAuthClientServerPortNumber is deprecated. The remaining MIB objects are carried forward from RFC 2618 into this document. This memo also adds UNITS and REFERENCE clauses to selected objects. RFC 4001 [RFC4001], which defines the SMI Textual Conventions for IPv6 addresses, contains the following recommendation. 'In particular, when revising a MIB module that contains IPv4 specific tables, it is suggested to define new tables using the textual conventions defined in this memo [RFC4001] that support all versions of IP. The status of the new tables SHOULD be "current", whereas the status of the old IP version specific tables SHOULD be changed to "deprecated". The other approach, of having multiple similar tables for different IP versions, is strongly discouraged.' 5. Structure of the MIB Module The RADIUS authentication protocol, described in RFC 2865 [RFC2865], distinguishes between the client function and the server function. In RADIUS authentication, clients send Access-Requests, and servers reply with Access-Accepts, Access-Rejects, and Access-Challenges. Typically, Network Access Server (NAS) devices implement the client function, and thus would be expected to implement the RADIUS authentication client MIB, while RADIUS authentication servers implement the server function, and thus would be expected to implement the RADIUS authentication server MIB. However, it is possible for a RADIUS authentication entity to perform both client and server functions. For example, a RADIUS proxy may act as a server to one or more RADIUS authentication clients, while simultaneously acting as an authentication client to one or more authentication servers. In such situations, it is expected that RADIUS entities combining client and server functionality will support both the client and server MIBs. The client MIB is defined in this document, and the server MIB is defined in [RFC4669]. This MIB module contains two scalars as well as a single table, the RADIUS Authentication Server Table, which contains one row for each RADIUS authentication server with which the client shares a secret. Each entry in the RADIUS Authentication Server Table includes sixteen columns presenting a view of the activity of the RADIUS authentication client. This MIB imports from [RFC2578], [RFC2580], [RFC3411], and [RFC4001]. Nelson Standards Track [Page 4]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 6. Deprecated Objects The deprecated table in this MIB is carried forward from RFC 2618 [RFC2618]. There are two conditions under which it MAY be desirable for managed entities to continue to support the deprecated table: 1. The managed entity only supports IPv4 address formats. 2. The managed entity supports both IPv4 and IPv6 address formats, and the deprecated table is supported for backwards compatibility with older management stations. This option SHOULD only be used when the IP addresses in the new table are in IPv4 format and can accurately be represented in both the new table and the deprecated table. Managed entities SHOULD NOT instantiate row entries in the deprecated table, containing IPv4-only address objects, when the RADIUS server address represented in such a table row is not an IPv4 address. Managed entities SHOULD NOT return inaccurate values of IP address or SNMP object access errors for IPv4-only address objects in otherwise populated tables. When row entries exist in both the deprecated IPv4-only table and the new IP-version-neutral table that describe the same RADIUS server, the row indexes SHOULD be the same for the corresponding rows in each table, to facilitate correlation of these related rows by management applications. 7. Definitions RADIUS-AUTH-CLIENT-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN IMPORTS MODULE-IDENTITY, OBJECT-TYPE, OBJECT-IDENTITY, Counter32, Integer32, Gauge32, IpAddress, TimeTicks, mib-2 FROM SNMPv2-SMI SnmpAdminString FROM SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB InetAddressType, InetAddress, InetPortNumber FROM INET-ADDRESS-MIB MODULE-COMPLIANCE, OBJECT-GROUP FROM SNMPv2-CONF; radiusAuthClientMIB MODULE-IDENTITY LAST-UPDATED "200608210000Z" -- 21 August 2006 ORGANIZATION "IETF RADIUS Extensions Working Group." CONTACT-INFO " Bernard Aboba Microsoft One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052 Nelson Standards Track [Page 5]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 US Phone: +1 425 936 6605 EMail: bernarda@microsoft.com" DESCRIPTION "The MIB module for entities implementing the client side of the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) authentication protocol. Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006). This version of this MIB module is part of RFC 4668; see the RFC itself for full legal notices." REVISION "200608210000Z" -- 21 August 2006 DESCRIPTION "Revised version as published in RFC 4668. This version obsoletes that of RFC 2618 by deprecating the MIB table containing IPv4-only address formats and defining a new table to add support for version neutral IP address formats. The remaining MIB objects from RFC 2618 are carried forward into this version." REVISION "199906110000Z" -- 11 Jun 1999 DESCRIPTION "Initial version as published in RFC 2618." ::= { radiusAuthentication 2 } radiusMIB OBJECT-IDENTITY STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The OID assigned to RADIUS MIB work by the IANA." ::= { mib-2 67 } radiusAuthentication OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= {radiusMIB 1} radiusAuthClientMIBObjects OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { radiusAuthClientMIB 1 } radiusAuthClient OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { radiusAuthClientMIBObjects 1 } radiusAuthClientInvalidServerAddresses OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Response packets received from unknown addresses." ::= { radiusAuthClient 1 } radiusAuthClientIdentifier OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX SnmpAdminString Nelson Standards Track [Page 6]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The NAS-Identifier of the RADIUS authentication client. This is not necessarily the same as sysName in MIB II." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 5.32" ::= { radiusAuthClient 2 } radiusAuthServerTable OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX SEQUENCE OF RadiusAuthServerEntry MAX-ACCESS not-accessible STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The (conceptual) table listing the RADIUS authentication servers with which the client shares a secret." ::= { radiusAuthClient 3 } radiusAuthServerEntry OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX RadiusAuthServerEntry MAX-ACCESS not-accessible STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "An entry (conceptual row) representing a RADIUS authentication server with which the client shares a secret." INDEX { radiusAuthServerIndex } ::= { radiusAuthServerTable 1 } RadiusAuthServerEntry ::= SEQUENCE { radiusAuthServerIndex Integer32, radiusAuthServerAddress IpAddress, radiusAuthClientServerPortNumber Integer32, radiusAuthClientRoundTripTime TimeTicks, radiusAuthClientAccessRequests Counter32, radiusAuthClientAccessRetransmissions Counter32, radiusAuthClientAccessAccepts Counter32, radiusAuthClientAccessRejects Counter32, radiusAuthClientAccessChallenges Counter32, radiusAuthClientMalformedAccessResponses Counter32, radiusAuthClientBadAuthenticators Counter32, radiusAuthClientPendingRequests Gauge32, radiusAuthClientTimeouts Counter32, radiusAuthClientUnknownTypes Counter32, radiusAuthClientPacketsDropped Counter32 } radiusAuthServerIndex OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Integer32 (1..2147483647) Nelson Standards Track [Page 7]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 MAX-ACCESS not-accessible STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "A number uniquely identifying each RADIUS Authentication server with which this client communicates." ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 1 } radiusAuthServerAddress OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX IpAddress MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The IP address of the RADIUS authentication server referred to in this table entry." ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 2 } radiusAuthClientServerPortNumber OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Integer32 (0..65535) MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The UDP port the client is using to send requests to this server." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 3" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 3 } radiusAuthClientRoundTripTime OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX TimeTicks MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The time interval (in hundredths of a second) between the most recent Access-Reply/Access-Challenge and the Access-Request that matched it from this RADIUS authentication server." ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 4 } -- Request/Response statistics -- -- TotalIncomingPackets = Accepts + Rejects + Challenges + -- UnknownTypes -- -- TotalIncomingPackets - MalformedResponses - -- BadAuthenticators - UnknownTypes - PacketsDropped = -- Successfully received -- -- AccessRequests + PendingRequests + ClientTimeouts = Nelson Standards Track [Page 8]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 -- Successfully received -- -- radiusAuthClientAccessRequests OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Request packets sent to this server. This does not include retransmissions." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4.1" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 5 } radiusAuthClientAccessRetransmissions OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Request packets retransmitted to this RADIUS authentication server." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 sections 2.5, 4.1" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 6 } radiusAuthClientAccessAccepts OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Accept packets (valid or invalid) received from this server." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4.2" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 7 } radiusAuthClientAccessRejects OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Reject packets (valid or invalid) received from this server." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4.3" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 8 } Nelson Standards Track [Page 9]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 radiusAuthClientAccessChallenges OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Challenge packets (valid or invalid) received from this server." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4.4" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 9 } -- "Access-Response" includes an Access-Accept, Access-Challenge -- or Access-Reject radiusAuthClientMalformedAccessResponses OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of malformed RADIUS Access-Response packets received from this server. Malformed packets include packets with an invalid length. Bad authenticators or Message Authenticator attributes or unknown types are not included as malformed access responses." ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 10 } radiusAuthClientBadAuthenticators OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Response packets containing invalid authenticators or Message Authenticator attributes received from this server." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 3, RFC 2869 section 5.14" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 11 } radiusAuthClientPendingRequests OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Gauge32 MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Request packets destined for this server that have not yet timed out or received a response. This variable is incremented Nelson Standards Track [Page 10]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 when an Access-Request is sent and decremented due to receipt of an Access-Accept, Access-Reject, Access-Challenge, timeout, or retransmission." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 2" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 12 } radiusAuthClientTimeouts OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "timeouts" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of authentication timeouts to this server. After a timeout, the client may retry to the same server, send to a different server, or give up. A retry to the same server is counted as a retransmit as well as a timeout. A send to a different server is counted as a Request as well as a timeout." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 2, RFC 2869 section 2.3.2" ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 13 } radiusAuthClientUnknownTypes OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS packets of unknown type that were received from this server on the authentication port." ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 14 } radiusAuthClientPacketsDropped OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS packets that were received from this server on the authentication port and dropped for some other reason." ::= { radiusAuthServerEntry 15 } -- New MIB Objects in this revision radiusAuthServerExtTable OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX SEQUENCE OF RadiusAuthServerExtEntry Nelson Standards Track [Page 11]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 MAX-ACCESS not-accessible STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The (conceptual) table listing the RADIUS authentication servers with which the client shares a secret." ::= { radiusAuthClient 4 } radiusAuthServerExtEntry OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX RadiusAuthServerExtEntry MAX-ACCESS not-accessible STATUS current DESCRIPTION "An entry (conceptual row) representing a RADIUS authentication server with which the client shares a secret." INDEX { radiusAuthServerExtIndex } ::= { radiusAuthServerExtTable 1 } RadiusAuthServerExtEntry ::= SEQUENCE { radiusAuthServerExtIndex Integer32, radiusAuthServerInetAddressType InetAddressType, radiusAuthServerInetAddress InetAddress, radiusAuthClientServerInetPortNumber InetPortNumber, radiusAuthClientExtRoundTripTime TimeTicks, radiusAuthClientExtAccessRequests Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtAccessRetransmissions Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtAccessAccepts Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtAccessRejects Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtAccessChallenges Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtMalformedAccessResponses Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtBadAuthenticators Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtPendingRequests Gauge32, radiusAuthClientExtTimeouts Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtUnknownTypes Counter32, radiusAuthClientExtPacketsDropped Counter32, radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity TimeTicks } radiusAuthServerExtIndex OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Integer32 (1..2147483647) MAX-ACCESS not-accessible STATUS current DESCRIPTION "A number uniquely identifying each RADIUS Authentication server with which this client communicates." ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 1 } Nelson Standards Track [Page 12]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 radiusAuthServerInetAddressType OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX InetAddressType MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The type of address format used for the radiusAuthServerInetAddress object." ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 2 } radiusAuthServerInetAddress OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX InetAddress MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The IP address of the RADIUS authentication server referred to in this table entry, using the version-neutral IP address format." ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 3 } radiusAuthClientServerInetPortNumber OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX InetPortNumber ( 1..65535 ) MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The UDP port the client is using to send requests to this server. The value of zero (0) is invalid." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 3" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 4 } radiusAuthClientExtRoundTripTime OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX TimeTicks MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The time interval (in hundredths of a second) between the most recent Access-Reply/Access-Challenge and the Access-Request that matched it from this RADIUS authentication server." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 2" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 5 } -- Request/Response statistics -- -- TotalIncomingPackets = Accepts + Rejects + Challenges + -- UnknownTypes -- -- TotalIncomingPackets - MalformedResponses - -- BadAuthenticators - UnknownTypes - PacketsDropped = Nelson Standards Track [Page 13]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 -- Successfully received -- -- AccessRequests + PendingRequests + ClientTimeouts = -- Successfully received -- -- radiusAuthClientExtAccessRequests OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Request packets sent to this server. This does not include retransmissions. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4.1" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 6 } radiusAuthClientExtAccessRetransmissions OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Request packets retransmitted to this RADIUS authentication server. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 sections 2.5, 4.1" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 7 } radiusAuthClientExtAccessAccepts OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Accept packets (valid or invalid) received from this server. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value Nelson Standards Track [Page 14]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4.2" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 8 } radiusAuthClientExtAccessRejects OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Reject packets (valid or invalid) received from this server. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4.3" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 9 } radiusAuthClientExtAccessChallenges OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Challenge packets (valid or invalid) received from this server. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4.4" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 10 } -- "Access-Response" includes an Access-Accept, Access-Challenge, -- or Access-Reject radiusAuthClientExtMalformedAccessResponses OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of malformed RADIUS Access-Response packets received from this server. Malformed packets include packets with Nelson Standards Track [Page 15]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 an invalid length. Bad authenticators or Message Authenticator attributes or unknown types are not included as malformed access responses. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 sections 3, 4" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 11 } radiusAuthClientExtBadAuthenticators OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Response packets containing invalid authenticators or Message Authenticator attributes received from this server. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 3" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 12 } radiusAuthClientExtPendingRequests OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Gauge32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS Access-Request packets destined for this server that have not yet timed out or received a response. This variable is incremented when an Access-Request is sent and decremented due to receipt of an Access-Accept, Access-Reject, Access-Challenge, timeout, or retransmission." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 2" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 13 } radiusAuthClientExtTimeouts OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "timeouts" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of authentication timeouts to this server. Nelson Standards Track [Page 16]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 After a timeout, the client may retry to the same server, send to a different server, or give up. A retry to the same server is counted as a retransmit as well as a timeout. A send to a different server is counted as a Request as well as a timeout. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 sections 2.5, 4.1" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 14 } radiusAuthClientExtUnknownTypes OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS packets of unknown type that were received from this server on the authentication port. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." REFERENCE "RFC 2865 section 4" ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 15 } radiusAuthClientExtPacketsDropped OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX Counter32 UNITS "packets" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The number of RADIUS packets that were received from this server on the authentication port and dropped for some other reason. This counter may experience a discontinuity when the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity is reinitialized, as indicated by the current value of radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity." ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 16 } radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX TimeTicks UNITS "centiseconds" MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION Nelson Standards Track [Page 17]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 "The number of centiseconds since the last discontinuity in the RADIUS Client counters. A discontinuity may be the result of a reinitialization of the RADIUS Client module within the managed entity." ::= { radiusAuthServerExtEntry 17 } -- conformance information radiusAuthClientMIBConformance OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { radiusAuthClientMIB 2 } radiusAuthClientMIBCompliances OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { radiusAuthClientMIBConformance 1 } radiusAuthClientMIBGroups OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { radiusAuthClientMIBConformance 2 } -- compliance statements radiusAuthClientMIBCompliance MODULE-COMPLIANCE STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The compliance statement for authentication clients implementing the RADIUS Authentication Client MIB. Implementation of this module is for IPv4-only entities, or for backwards compatibility use with entities that support both IPv4 and IPv6." MODULE -- this module MANDATORY-GROUPS { radiusAuthClientMIBGroup } ::= { radiusAuthClientMIBCompliances 1 } radiusAuthClientExtMIBCompliance MODULE-COMPLIANCE STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The compliance statement for authentication clients implementing the RADIUS Authentication Client IPv6 Extensions MIB. Implementation of this module is for entities that support IPv6, or support IPv4 and IPv6." MODULE -- this module MANDATORY-GROUPS { radiusAuthClientExtMIBGroup } OBJECT radiusAuthServerInetAddressType SYNTAX InetAddressType { ipv4(1), ipv6(2) } DESCRIPTION Nelson Standards Track [Page 18]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 "An implementation is only required to support IPv4 and globally unique IPv6 addresses." OBJECT radiusAuthServerInetAddress SYNTAX InetAddress ( SIZE (4|16) ) DESCRIPTION "An implementation is only required to support IPv4 and globally unique IPv6 addresses." ::= { radiusAuthClientMIBCompliances 2 } -- units of conformance radiusAuthClientMIBGroup OBJECT-GROUP OBJECTS { radiusAuthClientIdentifier, radiusAuthClientInvalidServerAddresses, radiusAuthServerAddress, radiusAuthClientServerPortNumber, radiusAuthClientRoundTripTime, radiusAuthClientAccessRequests, radiusAuthClientAccessRetransmissions, radiusAuthClientAccessAccepts, radiusAuthClientAccessRejects, radiusAuthClientAccessChallenges, radiusAuthClientMalformedAccessResponses, radiusAuthClientBadAuthenticators, radiusAuthClientPendingRequests, radiusAuthClientTimeouts, radiusAuthClientUnknownTypes, radiusAuthClientPacketsDropped } STATUS deprecated DESCRIPTION "The basic collection of objects providing management of RADIUS Authentication Clients." ::= { radiusAuthClientMIBGroups 1 } radiusAuthClientExtMIBGroup OBJECT-GROUP OBJECTS { radiusAuthClientIdentifier, radiusAuthClientInvalidServerAddresses, radiusAuthServerInetAddressType, radiusAuthServerInetAddress, radiusAuthClientServerInetPortNumber, radiusAuthClientExtRoundTripTime, radiusAuthClientExtAccessRequests, radiusAuthClientExtAccessRetransmissions, radiusAuthClientExtAccessAccepts, Nelson Standards Track [Page 19]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 radiusAuthClientExtAccessRejects, radiusAuthClientExtAccessChallenges, radiusAuthClientExtMalformedAccessResponses, radiusAuthClientExtBadAuthenticators, radiusAuthClientExtPendingRequests, radiusAuthClientExtTimeouts, radiusAuthClientExtUnknownTypes, radiusAuthClientExtPacketsDropped, radiusAuthClientCounterDiscontinuity } STATUS current DESCRIPTION "The collection of extended objects providing management of RADIUS Authentication Clients using version-neutral IP address format." ::= { radiusAuthClientMIBGroups 2 } END 8. Security Considerations There are no management objects defined in this MIB that have a MAX- ACCESS clause of read-write and/or read-create. So, if this MIB is implemented correctly, then there is no risk that an intruder can alter or create any management objects of this MIB via direct SNMP SET operations. Some of the readable objects in this MIB module (i.e., objects with a MAX-ACCESS other than not-accessible) may be considered sensitive or vulnerable in some network environments. It is thus important to control even GET and/or NOTIFY access to these objects and possibly to even encrypt the values of these objects when sending them over the network via SNMP. These are the tables and objects and their sensitivity/vulnerability: radiusAuthServerIPAddress This can be used to determine the address of the RADIUS authentication server with which the client is communicating. This information could be useful in mounting an attack on the authentication server. radiusAuthClientServerPortNumber This can be used to determine the port number on which the RADIUS authentication client is sending. This information could be useful in impersonating the client in order to send data to the authentication server. Nelson Standards Track [Page 20]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 radiusAuthServerInetAddress This can be used to determine the address of the RADIUS authentication server with which the client is communicating. This information could be useful in mounting an attack on the authentication server. radiusAuthClientServerInetPortNumber This can be used to determine the port number on which the RADIUS authentication client is sending. This information could be useful in impersonating the client in order to send data to the authentication server. SNMP versions prior to SNMPv3 did not include adequate security. Even if the network itself is secure (for example by using IPsec), even then, there is no control as to who on the secure network is allowed to access and GET/SET (read/change/create/delete) the objects in this MIB module. It is RECOMMENDED that implementers consider the security features as provided by the SNMPv3 framework (see [RFC3410], section 8), including full support for the SNMPv3 cryptographic mechanisms (for authentication and privacy). Further, deployment of SNMP versions prior to SNMPv3 is NOT RECOMMENDED. Instead, it is RECOMMENDED to deploy SNMPv3 and to enable cryptographic security. It is then a customer/operator responsibility to ensure that the SNMP entity giving access to an instance of this MIB module is properly configured to give access to the objects only to those principals (users) that have legitimate rights to indeed GET or SET (change/create/delete) them. Nelson Standards Track [Page 21]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 9. References 9.1. Normative References [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. [RFC2578] McCloghrie, K., Ed., Perkins, D., Ed., and J. Schoenwaelder, Ed., "Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2)", STD 58, RFC 2578, April 1999. [RFC2579] McCloghrie, K., Ed., Perkins, D., Ed., and J. Schoenwaelder, Ed., "Textual Conventions for SMIv2", STD 58, RFC 2579, April 1999. [RFC2580] McCloghrie, K., Perkins, D., and J. Schoenwaelder, "Conformance Statements for SMIv2", STD 58, RFC 2580, April 1999. [RFC2865] Rigney, C., Willens, S., Rubens, A., and W. Simpson, "Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)", RFC 2865, June 2000. [RFC3411] Harrington, D., Presuhn, R., and B. Wijnen, "An Architecture for Describing Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Frameworks", STD 62, RFC 3411, December 2002. [RFC4001] Daniele, M., Haberman, B., Routhier, S., and J. Schoenwaelder, "Textual Conventions for Internet Network Addresses", RFC 4001, February 2005. 9.2. Informative References [RFC2618] Aboba, B. and G. Zorn, "RADIUS Authentication Client MIB", RFC 2618, June 1999. [RFC3410] Case, J., Mundy, R., Partain, D., and B. Stewart, "Introduction and Applicability Statements for Internet- Standard Management Framework", RFC 3410, December 2002. [RFC4669] Nelson, D., "RADIUS Authentication Server MIB for IPv6", RFC 4669, August 2006. Nelson Standards Track [Page 22]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 Appendix A. Acknowledgements The authors of the original MIB are Bernard Aboba and Glen Zorn. Many thanks to all reviewers, especially to Dave Harrington, Dan Romascanu, C.M. Heard, Bruno Pape, Greg Weber, and Bert Wijnen. Author's Address David B. Nelson Enterasys Networks 50 Minuteman Road Andover, MA 01810 USA EMail: dnelson@enterasys.com Nelson Standards Track [Page 23]
RFC 4668 RADIUS Auth Client MIB (IPv6) August 2006 Full Copyright Statement Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006). This document is subject to the rights, licenses and restrictions contained in BCP 78, and except as set forth therein, the authors retain all their rights. This document and the information contained herein are provided on an "AS IS" basis and THE CONTRIBUTOR, THE ORGANIZATION HE/SHE REPRESENTS OR IS SPONSORED BY (IF ANY), THE INTERNET SOCIETY AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY THAT THE USE OF THE INFORMATION HEREIN WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY RIGHTS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Intellectual Property The IETF takes no position regarding the validity or scope of any Intellectual Property Rights or other rights that might be claimed to pertain to the implementation or use of the technology described in this document or the extent to which any license under such rights might or might not be available; nor does it represent that it has made any independent effort to identify any such rights. Information on the procedures with respect to rights in RFC documents can be found in BCP 78 and BCP 79. Copies of IPR disclosures made to the IETF Secretariat and any assurances of licenses to be made available, or the result of an attempt made to obtain a general license or permission for the use of such proprietary rights by implementers or users of this specification can be obtained from the IETF on-line IPR repository at http://www.ietf.org/ipr. The IETF invites any interested party to bring to its attention any copyrights, patents or patent applications, or other proprietary rights that may cover technology that may be required to implement this standard. Please address the information to the IETF at ietf-ipr@ietf.org. Acknowledgement Funding for the RFC Editor function is provided by the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA). Nelson Standards Track [Page 24]

   

[Home] [Full RFC index] [RFC humour] [Our technology]

Copyright © Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.  All rights reserved.
All trademarks and RFC contents are the property of their respective owners.