SNMP C++ Library, MIB Compiler and SNMP Testing Tools
The new SNMP Builder v3.5 for C++ has a wealth of exciting new features.
There are two different packages, supporting Windows operating systems:
Both SNMP Builder packages include:
The MIB Compiler with a friendly and flexible graphic user
interface allows the quick and easy accomplishment of the MIB compilation
process. A programmer can determine the correct order of MIBs to compile in a matter of
seconds using powerful built-in error processing and file search facilities. The final
step of the MIB compilation process is generation of C++ header files with MIB object
The Mib Compiler enables SNMP object references to use symbolic names. This makes programming
easier and simplifies the software maintenance and modification process.
New, efficient, easy to use and versatile methods have been added to make software development
even easier and more pleasant.
A table retrieval process is now literary a single method call. The SNMP class library handles
all the complexities and special conditions internally, such as:
- SNMP Builder for Microsoft VC++ .NET 2010, 2008, 2005 and V6
- SNMP Builder for Borland C++ Builder v6 and Studio 2006
The table retrieval methods allow retrieving either a complete table or just a subset of
columns in any order. The result is delivered to a calling program as a two dimensional
array of table items.
Continuing our tradition to create tools that expand your design horizon, instead of coercing
you into limited choice proprietary paradigm; the programming interface was significantly
improved. Many new methods were added to the SNMP class library to optimize network performance
and enable handling of complex architectural choices. Here are few of the many features expanding
your design choices:
- sparse tables (the tables with some items missing)
- inability of some agents to return a complete row in single request because of PDU size limitations
- table row inconsistency when a table is rapidly changing
- the necessity to code both get-next and get-bulk for optimal performance, etc.
- automatic port assignment;
- ability to query ports in use;
- socket buffer size control enabling to create more robust applications;
- multi-homed machines support ( computers with more than one IP address );
- ability to multiplex/demultiplex different operations like network discovery with MIB
- better malformed packet handling;
- multicast address handling;
- additional classes supporting table implementation for an agent;
- additional methods supporting network discovery;
- additional GUI application support.
Backward Compatibility with SNMP Toolkit
The SNMP Builder is backward compatible with the SNMP Toolkit. It fully supports all the
features of the SNMP Toolkit's class library:
As with the SNMP Toolkit, the SNMP Builder comes with two very useful SNMP tools: an SNMP Sender
and an SNMP Tracer. These two GUI utilities provide a much more precise and flexible
interface (comparing to MIB browser) assisting in debugging of SNMP software and also
in studying how the existing SNMP software works in real life applications.
The Tracer utility replaces the need for a very expensive protocol analyzers. It can
display both parsed SNMP message fields (SNMP message header, PDU fields and variable binding
list details) and raw message data. The trace can be saved and printed. The utility can receive
on standard SNMP ports: 161 and 162, and also on non-standard ports.
The Sender utility includes a graphic editor enabling the creation of SNMP request messages
with precise control of message type, header fields and variable binding list.
The utility can send the requests to a specified destination,
displaying the details about sent requests and received replies.
The sender can send the same request multiple times to a single destination,
measuring network performance and the maximum
number of requests an agent can process per second.
These requests can be saved and then used later on during
The detailed programming guide and reference manual in Adobe Acrobat format contains
hyperlinks which simplify the quick reference look-up and serves as an on-line help. The extensive
programming guide illustrates all the aspects, features and pitfalls of using class library
objects, methods and properties to achieve maximum performance, reliability and flexibility
of the software being developed.
- automatic request retransmission;
- sending the same request to multiple destination in a single method invocation;
- sending multiple different requests to multiple destinations using a single method call;
- blocking and non-blocking operation support;
- flexible and efficient PDU header fields and variable bindings handling;
- SNMP v1 and v2c support;
- numerous examples illustrating all aspects of network management software development
using the SNMP class library programming interface;
- convenience to create GUI applications, console applications, services, MFC and non-MFC
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