18 Managing Bluetooth Devices

The OSI divides management into five functional areas:

  • Configuration and Name Management—Controls, identifies, collects data from, and provides data managed objects to assist in interconnection services.
  • Performance Management—Evaluates the behaviour of managed objects, and the effectiveness of communication activities.
  • Security Management—Provides security management to protect managed objects and services.
  • Fault Management—Detects, isolates, and corrects abnormal operation of the OSI system.
  • Accounting Management—Enables charging for use of managed objects.

The Bluetooth specification provides for fault management, with many layers of error recovery and recovery from lost links; however, it is silent on how ...

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