Evaluating MIB-II Implementations: A Comparison of Management Functionality Within Routers

Henrik E. Holland

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    Abstract

    This study deals with the methodology, realisation and execution of MIB-2 evaluation tests. The evaluation was limited to approximately 40 separate MIB-2 objects from 5 MIB-2 groups. The correctness and availability of these objects was determined under a number of test conditions. One 10 Mbit and two 100 Mbit multiport routers were subject to the evaluation. The devices were all subject to the same tests relative to their interface speed. The results from these tests were analysed and a comparison was made between devices. A few rarities were observed, of which the following are the most striking. Not all devices are able to maintain a good MIB-2 functionality under a heavy traffic load. Some objects seem not to be implemented at all, or in an ambiguous manner. Object implementation can vary between manufacturers. Some data count objects are not accurate, or have a structural offset.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages43
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

    Publication series

    NameCTIT technical report series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    No.TR-CTIT-2002-16
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

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