Following are additional terms you need to be familiar with when using
the SEA product.
Registration occurs when the Master Agent receives
information from a subagent and then provides the subagent with management
of a MIB subtree.
A subtree is indicated by a single oid. The Master
Agent has no understanding of what this subtree is without any MIB specification.
The subtree may actually be an entire MIB (e.g., 'host'), a full instance
(e.g., hrDeviceDescr.42), or may not even be a subtree named in any MIB specification.
An oid range is the range of oids implied by
a subtree. For instance, the subtree 1.2.3 carries an implied range of 1.2.3
up to but not including 1.2.4.
A duplicate registration is an attempt by one
subagent to register a subtree that exactly matches a subtree already registered
by another subagent.
An overlapping registration is an attempt by
one subagent to register a subtree that is contained within, or contains,
a subtree already registered by another subagent.
Dispatching is the communication of a management
request from the Master Agent to one or more subagents. Dispatching is performed
according to the Master Agent's current view of registered subtrees, and an
explicitly stated algorithm.
Additional terms are described in this guide's glossary.