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Fundamentals of EMS, NMS and OSS/BSS by Jithesh Sathyan

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Chapter 15

Information Handling

This chapter is about management information handling. The concepts that are discussed include the abstract syntax for application entity using ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One), the transfer syntax for presentation entity using BER (Basic Encoding Rules), and the management information model using SMI (Structure of Management Information).

15.1 Introduction

Information handling consists of two components. One is storing transfer of data and the other part is storing the data. When two systems exchange data, the syntax and semantics of the message containing the data needs to be agreed upon by the systems for effective communication. The way the data is arranged should be defined in an abstract form to understand ...

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