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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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8.7. SNMP Support

SNMP is the standard for the exchange of management information between network devices. SNMP uses simple requests and responses to communicate management information about a particular device on a network. A management application runs on a remote system that controls the SNMP agent, which runs on the device. SNMP uses UDP at the transmission layer. A Management Information Base (MIB) contains information and statistics for each device in a network. The MIB information is constantly updated to keep track of the current status of the networked device. The SNMP agent accesses the MIB information to fulfill the remote management requests.

The eCos SNMP package is a port of the UCD-SNMP version 4.1.2 code base. The UCD-SNMP implementations ...

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