Services and protocol elements that permit the exchange of management information between stations attached to ISO/IEC standard local and metropolitan area networks are defined.
The standard includes the specification of managed objects that permit the operation of the protocol
elements to be remotely managed. In addition, an architecture for station discovery and the dynamic
control of event forwarding is defined. Services and protocols that support station discovery and
the dynamic control of event forwarding are defined. (Incorporating ANSI/IEEE Stds 802.1B-1992 and 802.1k-1993)