Next Generation Structure of Management Information for the Internet

  • Jürgen Schönwälder
  • Frank Strauß
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1700)


Management Information Bases (MIBs) for use with the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) are defined in a language called the Structure of Management Information (SMI). This language, based on an adapted subset of ASN.1 (1988), has been a constant source of confusion for Internet MIB designers, MIB implementors and users of network management products. This paper presents work towards a new SMI, tentatively called SMIng, which addresses some of the shortcomings of the current SMI. We describe the design of an embeddable C library to access SMI definitions as well as some tools using this library.


Management Information Internet Engineer Task Force Speci Cation Network Management System Common Information Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Schönwälder
    • 1
  • Frank Strauß
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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