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AUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS FOR SNMP AGENT COMPONENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008531D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
David Cong Mark Hamlen

Abstract

What is the procedure to change the MIB definitions? - How to build an SNMP Agent as a software PRIOR ART component'? The following figure shows the existing - What are the interface definitions for this SNMP commonly accepted approach to SNMP agent Agent component? implementation: * How can the component be automatically synthe- sized'? MIB Definitions L-J Method Function: Set I This approach has limitations: Developer has to implement at least three method functions (Get, GetNext, and Set) for each MIB variable, * Application requires knowledge of ASN.1 notation, l * Agent and Application are highly coupled, e.g., the GetNext method function requires the application to get the next object instance in lexi- cographical order. However, a different ordering may be more efficient for the application. N.b., the GetNext method function for the MIB II router table has to read the entire table, sort the table, and search for the right entry.