[cgl_discussion] IPv6 MIBs/SNMP requirements/support

Zou, Yixiong yixiong.zou at intel.com
Thu Feb 20 13:35:10 PST 2003

> > 
> > I was hoping that kernel would provide the ioctl() calls and we can
> > just use the current implementation in NET-SNMP. If this is not the
> > case for linux, then basically we need to implemented the whole ipv6
> > MIBs set for NET-SNMP. That will be a lot more work. :)
> > 
> Why would you have to re-implement the entire MIB?  If you 
> have a block of code that gets information via an ioctl, you 
> just have to change the code to get the information via 
> /proc/net/* or whatever.
> Am I missing something? This seems simple.

Yes, you are correct. What I am saying is the major part of the IPV6 MIB 
implementation in current NET-SNMP is done using ioctl(). Since they 
are no good for linux, we have to "reimplement" those. 

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