FYI - work in progress on a standard 'snmp:' URI scheme.
Caution - the syntax is getting some pushback on the
IETF and W3C URI discussion lists, so it's likely to
change a little yet (for the engine/context part).
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
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FYI, comments appreciated.
David L. Black, Senior Technologist
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Title : URI Scheme for SNMP
Author(s) : D. Black, K. McCloghrie
Filename : draft-black-snmp-uri-02.txt
Pages : 11
Date : 2004-2-5
SNMP and the Internet-Standard Management Framework are widely
used for management of communication devices, creating needs to
specify SNMP access (including access to SNMP MIB object
instances) from non-SNMP management environments. For example,
when out-of-band IP management is used via a separate management
interface (e.g., for a device that does not support in-band IP
access), there is a need for a uniform way to indicate how to
contact the device for management. URLs fit this need well, as
they allow a single text string to indicate a management access
communication endpoint for a wide variety of IP-based protocols.
This document defines a simple URI scheme so that SNMP can be
designated as the protocol used for management. This scheme also
allows URI specification of individual MIB object instances.
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