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Can we define custom messages in SNMP


I am new to SNMP and am currently required to design an SNMP based NMS. SNMPv2 has a predefined number of messages that can be sent to an agent (like get,getnext,getbulk,set etc.). Is there a way to extend these messages or define new kinds of messages.

Can I send a new code (other than those defined by the SNMP protocol) in the "Message-type" field of an SNMP message if I knew the agent would be able to understand it ? Is there any problem with this technique ?
Dec 17 '07 #1
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hai i am alex
i read u r request
i also need help about SNMP
i think u r writing the code in linux using GCC complier using c language
Jan 8 '08 #2

As you say, SNMP uses Set, Get, Notify, etc. messages to transfer data between SNMP managers and agents.

You would normally want to package up any data you want to send as Variables, which are normally defined within a MIB (Management Information Base).

There are commercial products available to do this. You might check out http://www.dart.com.
Feb 7 '08 #3

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