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Manual Reference Pages  -  SNMPA_MPD (3)

NAME

snmpa_mpd - Message Processing and Dispatch module for the SNMP agent

CONTENTS

Description
Exports

DESCRIPTION

The module snmpa_mpd implements the version independent Message Processing and Dispatch functionality in SNMP for the agent. It is supposed to be used from a Network Interface process (Definition of Agent Net if).

DATA TYPES

See the data types in snmpa_conf.

EXPORTS

init(Vsns) -> mpd_state()

Types:

Vsns = [Vsn]
Vsn = v1 | v2 | v3

This function can be called from the net_if process at start-up. The options list defines which versions to use.

It also initializes some SNMP counters.

process_packet(Packet, From, State, NoteStore, Log) -> {ok, Vsn, Pdu, PduMS, ACMData} | {discarded, Reason} | {discovery, DiscoPacket}
process_packet(Packet, From, LocalEngineID, State, NoteStore, Log) -> {ok, Vsn, Pdu, PduMS, ACMData} | {discarded, Reason} | {discovery, DiscoPacket}

Types:

Packet = binary()
From = {TDomain, TAddr}
TDomain = transportDomainUdpIpv4 | transportDomainUdpIpv6
TAddr = {IpAddr, IpPort}
LocalEngineID = string()
IpAddr = inet:ip_address()
IpPort = inet:port_number()
State = mpd_state()
NoteStore = pid()
Log = snmp_log()
Vsn = ’version-1’ | ’version-2’ | ’version-3’
Pdu = #pdu
PduMs = integer()
ACMData = acm_data()
Reason = term()
DiscoPacket = binary()

Processes an incoming packet. Performs authentication and decryption as necessary. The return values should be passed to the agent.

Note:
Note that the use of the LocalEngineID argument is only intended for special cases, if the agent is to "emulate" multiple EngineIDs! By default, the agent uses the value of SnmpEngineID (see SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB).

generate_response_msg(Vsn, RePdu, Type, ACMData, Log) -> {ok, Packet} | {discarded, Reason}
generate_response_msg(Vsn, RePdu, Type, ACMData, LocalEngineID, Log) -> {ok, Packet} | {discarded, Reason}

Types:

Vsn = ’version-1’ | ’version-2’ | ’version-3’
RePdu = #pdu
Type = atom()
ACMData = acm_data()
LocalEngineID = string()
Packet = binary()

Generates a possibly encrypted response packet to be sent to the network. Type is the #pdu.type of the original request.

Note:
Note that the use of the LocalEngineID argument is only intended for special cases, if the agent is to "emulate" multiple EngineIDs! By default, the agent uses the value of SnmpEngineID (see SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB).

generate_msg(Vsn, NoteStore, Pdu, MsgData, To) -> {ok, PacketsAndAddresses} | {discarded, Reason}
generate_msg(Vsn, NoteStore, Pdu, MsgData, LocalEngineID, To) -> {ok, PacketsAndAddresses} | {discarded, Reason}

Types:

Vsn = ’version-1’ | ’version-2’ | ’version-3’
NoteStore = pid()
Pdu = #pdu
MsgData = msg_data()
LocalEngineID = string()
To = [dest_addrs()]
PacketsAndAddresses = [{TDomain, TAddress, Packet}]
TDomain = snmpUDPDomain
TAddress = {Ip, Udp}
Ip = {integer(), integer(), integer(), integer()}
Udp = integer()
Packet = binary()

Generates a possibly encrypted request packet to be sent to the network.

MsgData is the message specific data used in the SNMP message. This value is received in a send_pdu or send_pdu_req message from the agent. In SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c, this message data is the community string. In SNMPv3, it is the context information.

To is a list of destination addresses and their corresponding security parameters. This value is received in the same message from the agent and then transformed trough process_taddrs before passed to this function.

Note:
Note that the use of the LocalEngineID argument is only intended for special cases, if the agent is to "emulate" multiple EngineIDs! By default, the agent uses the value of SnmpEngineID (see SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB).

process_taddrs(TDests) -> Dests

Types:

TDests = [TDest]
TDest = {{TDomain, TAddr}, SecData} | {TDomain, TAddr}
TDomain = term() % Not at tuple
TAddr = term()
SecData = term()
Dests = [Dest]
Dest = {{Domain, Addr}, SecData} | {Domain, Addr}
Domain = transportDomain()
Addr = transportAddress() % Depends on Domain

Transforms addresses from internal MIB format to one more useful to Agent Net if.

See also generate_msg.

discarded_pdu(Variable) -> void()

Types:

Variable = atom()

Increments the variable associated with a discarded pdu. This function can be used when the net_if process receives a discarded_pdu message from the agent.

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