smux_api: smux_close, smux_init, smux_register, smux_response, smux_simple_open, smux_trap, smux_wait, readobjects -- SMUX API operations


#include <netmgt/snmp.h>

int smux_close(int reason);

int smux_init(int debug);

int smux_register(OID subtree, int priority, int operation);

int smux_response(struct type_SNMP_GetResponse__PDU *event);

int smux_simple_open(OID identity, char *description, char *commname, int commlen);

int smux_trap(int generic, int specific, struct type_SNMP_VarBindList *bindings);

int smux_wait(struct type_SMUX__PDUs **event, int secs);

#include <netmgt/snmp.h> #include <netmgt/objects.h>

int readobjects(char *file);


smux_close is invoked by an SMUX peer (user-daemon) to terminate its SMUX association with the local SNMP agent. This routine packages an SMUX__PDUs_close PDU, encodes it in ASN.1 format, dispatches the PDU to the agent, and then closes the TCP end-point.

The argument passed to this routine is one of the following: goingDown, packetFormat, unsupportedVersion, protocolError, internalError or authenticationFailure. On failure, smux_errno is set to one of the following: congestion, invalidOperation, or youLoseBig.

smux_init is invoked by an SMUX peer (user-daemon) to initiate a TCP connection with the local SNMP agent. This routine opens an end-point for the client and sends out a connect request to TCP port 199. Turn on debugging by setting the debug argument to a non-zero value.

After establishing an SMUX association with the local SNMP agent, an SMUX peer invokes smux_register to export a MIB subtree to the agent. This routine builds an SMUX__PDUs_registerRequest PDU, encodes it in ASN.1 and sends the PDU to the agent. The subtree to be exported is passed as the subtree argument. The optional priority argument specifies the registration priority to be used for performing the specified operation. snmpd uses this priority value to determine which SMUX peer to consult when more than one peer registers the same subtree. Legal values are 0 to (2^31)-1, with a lower number having a higher priority. A priority of -1 requests the agent to use the highest available priority (refer to ``Priority'' in Using network programming interfaces for more information about priority). The third argument, operation, specifies one of the following: delete, readOnly, or readWrite. If smux_register fails, smux_errno is set to either parameterMissing, invalidOperation, or congestion. Only in the case of congestion is the TCP end-point closed and the SMUX association terminated.

smux_response is invoked by an SMUX peer (user-daemon) to send a response to the get, get-next or set requests from the local SNMP agent. The argument supplied to this routine is an SMUX get-response PDU.

smux_simple_open is called by an SMUX peer (user-daemon) to initiate an SMUX association with the local SNMP agent. This routine packages and sends an SMUX__PDUs_simple PDU over the TCP connection initiated by smux_init. If a TCP connection is not present, smux_simple_open tries to initiate one. smux_simple_open takes four arguments. The first is the identity of the SMUX peer (refer to ``Compiling MIB modules'' in Using network programming interfaces for details on acquiring an identity for the peer). The second argument, description, is a text string containing a description of the peer. The commname and commlen arguments contain the password and its length, respectively.

An SMUX peer (user-daemon) invokes smux_trap to send a trap to the agent. This routine builds an SMUX__PDUs_trap PDU encoded in ASN.1 format and then sends it to the agent. smux_trap takes three arguments: two integers corresponding to the generic and specific trap to be sent and a list of VarBinds (variables and the values associated with them).

smux_wait is invoked by an SMUX peer (user-daemon) awaiting either a request or a response from the SNMP agent. This routine fetches the SMUX PDU and decodes it into the library's internal format. If the event it receives is an MUX__PDUs_close PDU, it closes the TCP end-point and returns a zero value. It returns a non-zero value on failure. If the error is fatal, the smux_errno is set to youLoseBig, and the TCP end-point is closed.

The MOSY program compiles the list of objects managed by the SMUX peer. The peer invokes readobjects to read the file containing this compiled list. readobjects creates a tree structure containing the objects; the peer registers this tree with an SNMP agent, and traverses the tree whenever it receives requests from the agent.

The file of objects can be generated by using MOSY to compile the OBJECT-TYPE MACRO definitions of the MIB. This file should include the definitions for all the parent objects up to the iso. Otherwise, it is not possible to resolve the object-identifiers correctly.

The format of the lines in the file is as shown below. Each token is separated by white space, though double quotes may be used to prevent separation. Anything following a "--" on a line is taken as a comment and hence ignored.

   <name>   <relation-to-parent>   <value-type>   <access>   <status>
The fields ``value-type'', ``access'', and ``status'' are optional for objects which are not inside the tree registered by the SMUX peer.

All the above functions returns ``OK'' (0) on success, and ``NOTOK'' (-1) on failure.


configuration file for SNMP SMUX peers


-- object definitions compiled from RFC1155-SMI

internet iso.3.6.1 directory internet.1 mgmt internet.2 experimental internet.3 private internet.4 enterprises private.1

-- object definitions compiled from BSDUNIX-MIB

unix enterprises.4 agents unix.1 fourBSD-isode agents.2 peers unix.3 unixd peers.1

-- object definitions compiled from UNIX-MIB

print unix.6 users unix.7

printQTable print.1 Aggregate not-accessible mandatory printQEntry printQTable.1 Aggregate not-accessible mandatory printQName printQEntry.1 DisplayString read-only mandatory printQStatus printQEntry.2 INTEGER read-only mandatory printQDisplay printQEntry.3 DisplayString read-only mandatory printQEntries printQEntry.4 INTEGER read-only mandatory printQAction printQEntry.5 INTEGER read-write mandatory printJTable print.2 Aggregate not-accessible mandatory printJEntry printJTable.1 Aggregate not-accessible mandatory printJRank printJEntry.1 INTEGER read-only mandatory printJName printJEntry.2 DisplayString read-only mandatory printJOwner printJEntry.3 DisplayString read-only mandatory printJDescription printJEntry.4 DisplayString read-only mandatory printJSize printJEntry.5 INTEGER read-only mandatory printJAction printJEntry.6 INTEGER read-write mandatory

-- and so on ...


mosy(1Msnmp), smux_pdu(3snmp), smux_util(3snmp), snmpd.peers(4snmp)

``Developing SMUX peers for SNMP agents'' in Using network programming interfaces

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