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Mibulator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116405D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chou, JH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), is a management protocol within the TeleCommunication Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), protocol suite. The SNMP command set includes, set, get, and getnext. These commands set or establish the value of a variable, retrieve the value of a variable, or retrieve the value of multiple variables, respectively, from some SNMP agent. An SNMP agent is a program which implements some management information base.

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Mibulator

      The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), is a management
protocol within the TeleCommunication Protocol/Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP), protocol suite.  The SNMP command set includes, set, get,
and getnext.  These commands set or establish the value of a
variable, retrieve the value of a variable, or retrieve the value of
multiple variables, respectively, from some SNMP agent.  An SNMP
agent is a program which implements some management information base.

      Network management software which manages SNMP agents needs to
be tested with those SNMP agents.  Often the agents run on a
particular piece of expensive networking hardware such as a bridge, a
router, or a concentrator.  The problem is that in developing and
testing management software, multiple copies of each agent are
needed.
These agents, as manifested in hardware are very expensive.  A way
was
needed to create multiple copies of any particular SNMP agent without
having to purchase multiple hardware units.  Additionally, a method
was
needed to enable testing with Other Equipment Manufacturer (OEM),
agents,
without requiring purchase of those agents.

      The solution to this problem is to create software that takes
away Management Information Base (MIB) template and create the
corresponding agent.

      The MIBulator, as the software is called, will take each
variable in the input MIB definition and create a corresponding
object.  Each object will be able to respond to...