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[REBOL] Re: Additional network protocols...

From: fprowse:uu at: 24-Oct-2001 8:23

OK - SNMP (the Simple Network Management Protocol) is a basic protocol consisting of 5 commands that query Agents (or in common terms, Routers, Servers etc) Vendors implementing snmp on their devices are required to comply (as a minium with RFC1157) Vendors are free to extend the capabilities of thier devices through the use of Enterprise extensions (MIB'S) OK....this all sounds rather complicated. But what it allows us to do is query a network device (say a router, or routers) using a simple command - The router will then return the requested output. (Usually an integer value) A basic example of this would be to ask how much traffic is passing through a given interface. If you do this often enough you can manipulate the data through graphs etc....(rebol view anyone?) There are many other examples of this, I could go on for hours! (esp after recently giving a presentation on this topic) I can see real benifit here for Rebol to support current SNMP (and SNMP v3) Any comment from the Rebol people here...? Cheers Francois On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Jason Cunliffe wrote: