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Network Management, MIBs and MPLS: Principles, Design and Implementation by Stephen B. Morris

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Glossary

API

An Application Programming Interface is an entry point to a system of software. The API provides programmatic access to a set of software services. SNMP is included as part of many versions of UNIX, and access to it is made using the system API. Likewise, a third-party software product such as the Microsoft Visual C++ SNMP API or the Sun Microsystems JDMK product can provide an API.

ASN.1

Abstract Syntax Notation One is a formal language for the abstract (platform-independent) description of messages exchanged between machines. It is used to encode and decode messages in a wide range of applications, including SNMP. Objects such as integers are encoded in a manner called tag-length-value (TLV) that is independent of any processor architecture, ...

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