Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. The Basics

1.1.1. Purpose of this Document

This document is intended to serve as the developer manual for writing SNMP sub-agents using NetSNMP 5.0.x API.

1.1.2. Document Scope

This guide covers the entire process of building a SNMP sub-agent using the NetSNMP 5.0.x API. This includes, but is not limited to, and overview of NetSNMP API function calls, NetSNMP interfaces, and usage scenarios. It is a living document, and as such will evolve.

1.1.3. Terminology

Acronym Description
HPI Hardware Platform Interface
Sub-agent The SNMP backend.