SMIv2 Conformance Statement

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  • What are the SNMP Conformance Statements .
  • What it is the need of Conformance Statements .
  • How can i used this to write my MIB Module.


Conformance Statements

See RFC 2580 for details, but in simple terms the SNMP conformance statements are the boundaries of being compliant with a MIB module (or the standard, so to say).

For instance, is a MIB has readable and writable managed objects you could define a read-only compliance and full (read/write) compliance.


To express implementation conformance with a standard.


These are mostly added in the last part of a MIB module. To get a feeling for it look at some MIB modules and read RFC 2580.