an SNMP implementation for the .NET framework
C#/.NET SNMP V1+2+3 framework with fully functioning BER/ASN.1 Decoders and Encoders
I started this project because of the lack of resources for the older, but still highly used SNMP protocol. The SNMP protocol still remains the de facto standard when it comes to network monitoring and management.
I was trying to write an application that would monitor Lucent (formally Ascend) MAX RAS servers, as well as a few Cisco 2600/2700 routers. I figured that .NET would have something written for it that would work with SNMP like the SNMP agents and handlers in Java, Perl, PHP, and a few hundred other languages. I guess it was my fault that I figured that about a Microsoft centric programming language. I needed to keep writing it in C# because I had already got so far in other parts of the application.... More Info »
I was forced to learn the SNMP protocol from scratch. I figured it wouldn't be that hard since it's called Simple Network Management Protocol. When they said simple, they meant that it was a simple subset of a few other standards that C# didn't have any support for ether. I didn't know how complex such a venture would be, but I knew it could be done.