I am new to SNMP and am currently required to design an SNMP based NMS. SNMPv2 has a predefined number of messages that can be sent to an agent (like get,getnext,getbulk,set etc.). Is there a way to extend these messages or define new kinds of messages.
Can I send a new code(other than those defined by the SNMP protocol) in the "Message-type" field of an SNMP message if I knew the agent would be able to understand it ? Is there any problem with this technique ?
Thanks in advance for ur help.