[Twisted-Python] SNMP in Twisted
wari at home.wari.org
Wed May 28 03:48:55 EDT 2003
I was given the task to have a program to send SNMP get requests and
recieve SNMP traps. There is a PySNMP package out there, and I guess
that it's a blocking call to get data from an SNMP server, especially
when doing a walk style request.
My questions are,
1. Should one attempt on doing the hair raising task of doing the SNMP
client and Server protocols? (Hopefully, you should never need to write
your own protocols)
2. Use the PySNMP library as is, no matter how blocking that can be?
3. Use PySNMP calls in a thread?
4. Use the command line executables of ucd-snmp (or net-snmp) and use
the reactor.spawnProcess() calls. Get SNMP traps using syslog named pipes.
All are valid answers, though I pretty much think that 1. is the best
way to go, BUT, looking at SNMP rfcs, it could very well prove to be an
almost impossible task (especially for a newbie like me:).
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