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Re: Draft EOS minutes

Hi Tom,

I am trying to understand your problem, but I don't really get it.

Is your problem that you cannot detect the origin of a NOTIFICATION??
Meaning the originating IP address of the UDP datagram??
Could you elaborate??


--On Thursday, September 12, 2002 8:24 PM +0100 Tom Petch 
<nwnetworks@dial.pipex.com> wrote:

> Following the work in Disman has highlighted a number of difficulties
> with the basic technology of SNMP but as has been pointed out to me, most
> of those are Mib-related,not SNMP-the-protocol-related.
> But one that I see as SNMP (sensu stricto) and hence a possibility for
> this group, is the difficulty of identifying a PDU (as opposed to
> identifying a MIB object at which SNMP is very good).  Sometimes it
> matters to know where information came from eg which PDU delivered the
> Notification so as to track/correlate/eliminate duplicates etc.
> As defined, SNMP does not seem to have any reliable way of doing so; any
> ideas?
> Tom Petch
> nwnetworks@dial.pipex.com