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PowerSNMP for .NET V4.3.0.3 released

New features, including a new Manager Log event, enhanced IPv6 support, and new support for v3 agent discovery.

PowerSNMP for .NET's Agent and Manager windows.

PowerSNMP for .NET's Agent and Manager windows.

PowerSNMP for .NET is a family of .NET classes and components used to manage network devices and remote management information. Full support for SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3 and ASN.1 standards provide interoperability with enterprise devices. The Manager and Agent components provide for message transport and a suite of supporting classes provide MIB information, encoding/decoding, and encryption/decryption. MIB files can be parsed and imported into C# and Visual Basic projects to provide full intellisense support. A MIB compiler dynamically loads MIB files at run-time to generate new classes and objects on demand.

Updates in V4.3.0.3

  • The Agent and Manager components have been updated to utilize IO completion threads when listening for traps, notifications, informs and requests
  • Support for IPv6 has been enhanced. A new CreateEndPoint function has been added to the Agent and Manager components. This method provides an easy way to create an IPv4 or IPv6 endpoint from a string host name (or address) and port. Method calls have been streamlined with IPEndPoint parameters
  • "Agent discovery" using Manager.GetResponses now works for SNMPv3. The returned ResponseMessage array will contain ResponseMessages for agents that support the specified user, and ReportMessages for agents that do not
  • Manager.GetResponses will now "broadcast" in IPv6 using the known "FF02::1" multicast group address
  • Agents now include the option of NOT responding to broadcasted requests. Also, agents will now join the known "FF02::1" multicast group if the broadcast option is true and the agent opens on an IPv6 socket
  • Variable.ValueName is now writable. Set this property to an enumerated value and the Variable.Value property will update to the correct integer value
  • A Manager.Log event has been added that is raised whenever an SNMP message is sent or received

There have also been multiple issue fixes, including an event handler fix in the Manager component designer, and strengthened support for v3 authoritative engines.

About Dart Communications

Dart Communications was founded in 1994 for the specific purpose of creating quality components designed to support Internet communication development. Dart's development teams carefully design each component for ease-of-use and maximum range of effectiveness for both beginners and advanced developers alike. The results are tools that function in many development environments, such as .NET, Visual Basic, Visual C++, PowerBuilder, ASP, Delphi, C++ Builder and Office 97/XP. Companies such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, America Online, Compaq Computer, American Express, and thousands of consultants and individual project teams rely on Dart's quality code, breadth of capability, and customer service. Designed in object-oriented methods, the tools easily make the change from ActiveX to .NET framework, allowing these users to transition the product as appropriate for their own environments.

Published in Development Tool News & Software Component News, December 29, 2010

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