Inter-domain Management: Specification Translation
Inter-domain Management: Specification Translation
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CAE Specification
Inter-domain Management: Specification Translation
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This Document
This document was developed by the Joint Inter-Domain Management (JIDM) working group, an activity jointly sponsored by X/Open and the Network Management Forum (NMF). It addresses the need to provide tools that enable interworking between management systems based on different technologies, notably OSI and SNMP network management and Object Management Group (OMG) CORBA-based management frameworks.

Both OSI Management and SNMP form the basis for long-term network management solutions. Similarly, object-oriented development tools such as those being specified by the OMG are increasingly being used as the basis for systems management frameworks.

In order to facilitate integration between these different management disciplines it is necessary to provide interworking between the different technologies that are employed. In addition, this permits the introduction of technology from one domain into other domains, for example allowing OMG CORBA technology to be integrated into OSI and SNMP network management systems.

This document is divided into several parts:
Typographical Conventions
Within this dcoument the following conventions are used:

SNMP, ASN.1 and GDMO text fragments appear in Courier.

IDL text fragments appear in Helvetica Bold.

PIDL text fragments appear in Helvetica.

In a number of sections, grammars appear. In these grammars, <xxx> denotes a non-terminal element and a bold typeface denotes literals.


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The Open Group acknowledges the work of the Joint Inter-domain Management (JIDM) working group, comprising members of The Open Group and the Network Management Forum (NMF). This document was developed by the JIDM, under the auspices of the Collaboration Agreement between NMF and The Open Group. The Open Group and NMF wish to thank all those experts who contributed to the development of this Inter-domain Management: Specification Translation document. Special thanks are due to:

Colin Ashford BNR
Prabha Chadayammuri HP
Jesus Gonzalez Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo
Juan Jose Hierro Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo
Ulf Hollberg IBM
Martin Kirk The Open Group
Subrata Mazumdar Lucent Technologies (formerly at IBM Research Labs)
Tim Roberts BNR
Tom Rutt Lucent Technologies (formerly at AT&T Bell Labs)
Nader Soukouti SMILE (formerly at ESIGETEL)

Referenced Documents

The following documents are referenced in this specification:


ITU-T Recommendation X.208 | ISO 8824: 1990 Information Technology - Open Systems Interconnection - Specification of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1).


ITU-T Recommendation X.680 (1994) | ISO/IEC 8824-1:1995, Information technology - Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1): Specification of basic notation.


Booch, G., Object-oriented Design with Applications, Benjamin/ Cummings, Redwood City, CA, 1991.


ITU-T Recommendation X.711 | ISO/IEC 9596-1: 1991, Information Technology - Open Systems Interconnection - Common Management Information Protocol, Part 1: Specification.


The Common Object Request Broker: Architecure and Specification, OMG Document, Revision 2.0, July 1995


CORBA Services: Common Object Services Specification, OMG Document Number 95-3-31, Revised Edition, March 1995


ISO/IEC 9594: 1991, Information Technology - Open Systems Interconnection - Management Information Services - The Directory.


Event Service Specification, chapter 4 in CORBA Services: Common Object Services Specification, OMG Document Number 95-3-31, March 1995.


ITU-T Recommendation X.722 | ISO/IEC 10165-4:1992, Information Technology - Open Systems Interconnection - Structure of Management Information - Part 4: Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects.


Goldberg, A. and Robson, D., Smalltalk-80, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass,1989.


Hauzer, B. M. A Model for Naming, Addressing, and Routing. ACM Trans. Off. Inf.Sys, 4(4), Oct 1986.

RFC1445, J.R. Davin, J.M. Galvin, K.McCloghrie, Administrative Model for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2), April 1993.


RFC 1155, M. Rose and K. McCloghrie, Structure and Identification of Management Information for TCP/IP based Internets, May 1990.


RFC 1442, J.D. Case, K. McCloghrie, M.T. Rose, S.L.Waldbusser, Structure of Management Information for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2), April 1993.

ISO/IEC 7498-4

ITU-T Recommendation X.700 | ISO/IEC 7498-4: 1989, Information Processing Systems - Open Systems Interconnection - Basic Reference Model - Part 4: Management Framework.

ISO 8859-1

ISO 8859-1:1987, Information Processing - 8-bit Single-byte Coded Graphic Character Sets - Part 1: Latin Alphabet No. 1.


Jacqmot, C., Milgrom, E., Joosen, W, and Berbers, Y., Naming and Network Transparent Process Migration in Loosely Coupled Distributed Systems.

In Decentralised Systems, Eds Cosnard, E and Girault, C, Elsevier, North-Holland, 1990.


Kent, W., A Rigourous Model of Object Reference, Identity, and Existence, Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, (4)3, June 1991.


Krueger, C. W., Software Reuse, ACM Comput. Surv. 24(2), June 1992.


Lalonde, W. and Pugh, J., Subclassing vs. Subtyping, Journal of Object-oriented Programming, (3)5, January 1991.


Meyer, B., Object-Oriented Software Construction, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1988.


Network Management Forum, Modelling Principles for Managed Objects, TR102, Bernardsville, NJ, 1991.


Naur, P. and Randell, B., Eds., Software Engineering: Report on a Conference by the NATO Science Committee, NATO Scientific Affairs Division, Brussels. 1968.


ITU-T Recommendation X.902 | ISO/IEC 10746-2, Open Distributed Processing - Reference Model - Part 2: Foundations.


ITU-T Recommendation X.903 | ISO/IEC 10746-2, Open Distributed Processing - Reference Model - Part 3: Architecture.


Network Management Forum, Discovering OMNIPoint, PTR Prentice Hall, New Jersey. 1993.


Object Management Group/Object Model Task Force, The OMG Object Model V0.9, Boulder, CO, 1991.


Preliminary Specification, January 1994, ACSE/Presentation: Remote Operations Service Element API (XAP-ROSE) (ISBN: 1-872630-86-3, P302).


Rumbaugh, J., Blaha, M., Premerlani, W., Eddy, F., and Lorensen, W., Object-Oriented Modeling and Design, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1991.


ITU-T Recommendation X.720 | ISO/IEC 10165-1 1991, Information Technology - Open System Interconnection - Management Information Services - Structure of Management Information - Part1: Management Information Model.


RFC 1157, J.D. Case, M.S. Fedor, M.L. Schoffstall,C. Davin, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), May1990.


RFC 1448, J.D. Case, K. McCloghrie, M.T. Rose, S.L.Waldbusser, Protocol Operations for version 2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2), April 1993.


Wegner, P., Concepts and Paradigms of Object-oriented Programming, OOPS Messenger, (1)1, August 1990.

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