The source code for Net-SNMP 5.4 which includes the Python bindings is now available to the open source developer community through SourceForge.net. Net-SNMP project is consistently ranked among Sourceforge’s top 100 current projects.
ScienceLogic Announced the release of source code for Python developers to start using Net-SNMP tools and libraries for network management software development. Until ScienceLogic’s involvement, Net-SNMP APIs were not available for Python language programming.
Company hopes that its contribution of the core Python module components to the open source community will encourage developers to take advantage of the SNMP management protocol through the use of the Net-SNMP 5.4 toolkit.
SNMP is a widely-used protocol for monitoring the health and welfare of network equipment, computer equipment and devices. Using SNMP, administrators can regularly poll devices and collect their management information, enabling them to manage certain aspects of networking, including performance management and problem detection. The Net-SNMP library provides open source, off-the-rack components which enable deployment of management applications (like SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3) that can be integrated into any network management solution.
David F. Link, CEO of ScienceLogic said “The open source community is a key driver for technological innovation; the big question for commercial software companies is how to work most effectively with that community. The release of this source code is an example of how ScienceLogic is leveraging open source for innovation and rapid development in our products. At the same time, we are making the powerful Net-SNMP APIs available to the wider community of Python developers who can extend its functionality even further, and everyone benefits.”
ScienceLogic has open sourced the Python module, it will lead to many new applications and improvements to the Net-SNMP project also would enable broader contribution to advancement of network management.
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