Patent Number: 6,167,403

Title: Network device with selectable trap definitions

Abstract: A network device with selectable traps that improves network management by enabling a system manager or administrator to select between multiple trap definitions. The network device includes a memory that stores a management database including a plurality of trap definitions and a programmable parameter for selecting any one of the trap definitions. The network device further includes management processing logic that executes a management agent that issues traps according a selected one of the trap definitions depending upon the programmable parameter. In the embodiment described herein, the management database includes the standard Ethernet.TM. Repeater MIB implemented according to RFC 1516 including a first trap definition and the Ethernet.TM. Hub MIB by Novell including a second trap definition. The management agent issues traps according to either one of the trap definitions depending upon the programmable parameter.

Inventors: Whitmire; Laura E. (Dallas County, TX), Fang; Gang (Denton County, TX), Michals; Timothy (Denton County, TX)

Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation

International Classification: H04L 12/24 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017