This Recommended Standard defines the Monitored Data service in terms of:
a) the CSTS procedures that constitute the service;
b) the extensions and refinements of the behavior of those CSTS procedures necessary to provide the transfer service;
c) the extensions and refinements of standard CSTS operations associated with each of the procedures;
d) the relationships among the procedures that constitute the service.
It does not specify:
a) individual implementations or products;
b) the implementation of entities or interfaces within real systems;
c) the methods or technologies required to measure the values of monitored parameters and to detect the occurrence of events of interest;
d) the methods or technologies required for communication;
e) the management activities necessary to schedule, configure, and control the MD-CSTS;
f) the specific parameters that are to be reported and events that are to be notified by the MD-CSTS.