Looks like not many people in this mailing list.=20
I am new to opensnmp, just downloaded it and compiled it and came up =
with a few questions :
1. what is the difference between net-snmp and opensnmp? doesn't the =
net-snmp support V3?
2. Do I HAVE to have net-snmp installed in order to use opensnmp?
3. What is the command generator/command receiver? does the CR act like =
4. Is there any document that describe the architecture detail or is =
there a plan to do so ?
5. is opensnmp still being maitained ?
From: Michael Baer <baerm@us...> - 2003-08-26 20:12:48
>>>>> "sun" == sun chris <chris> writes:
sun> Hi all:
sun> Looks like not many people in this mailing list. I am new
sun> to opensnmp, just downloaded it and compiled it and came up
sun> with a few questions :
sun> 1. what is the difference between net-snmp and opensnmp?
sun> doesn't the net-snmp support V3?
net-snmp does support v3. There are a couple of main differences
between the two. net-snmp is written in C, opensnmp is C++. opensnmp is
designed to match the SNMPv3 RFC architecture description as closely
as possible and it is multi-threaded, net-snmp is single
threaded. net-snmp supports SNMPv1, v2c, and v3. opensnmp currently
only supports SNMPv3.
net-snmp is a much more mature software package (it's been around
longer, more MIB's are supported, works on more platforms, has a much
larger user base and is used/tested more thoroughly).
sun> 2. Do I HAVE to have net-snmp installed in order to use
No, they are separate software packages.
sun> 3. What is the command generator/command receiver? does the
sun> CR act like an agent?
The CR is the v3 term for agent. The SNMPv3 RFC's define slightly
different terms from the previous SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 terms. The Command
Responder (often the opensnmp comments/documentation incorrectly
refers to this as the command receiver) is the equivalent of the Agent
and the Command Generator is the equivalent of the Manager.
sun> 4. Is there any document that describe the architecture
sun> detail or is there a plan to do so ?
There currently is not any documentation other than the README and
INSTALL files. The IETF's SNMPv3 RFC's (3410-3415) are also useful. I
have plans to add more documentation, but lack of time and demand has
given the documentation a low priority.
sun> 5. is opensnmp still being maitained ?
Yes, it is still be maintained. I think I'm currently the most active
developer. I've been recently adding changes (they're not working yet)
to make it easier to use the opensnmp library in a multi-threaded
manner and doing miscellaneous bug fixes.
sun> Thank you! lei sun