Thank you, for your attention to this matter. Please, see comments
* James Shanks <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005:11:02:17:05:58-0500] scribed:
> You are comparing apples to oranges. Learning NetView for Windows after
> learning NetView for UNIX is not so easy. There are major differences.
> You cannot even count on the UNIX commands you are used to having the same
> name in NetView for Windows. For example, there are no commands which
> begin with "xnm" because Windows does not support X11 programming. It has
> it's own GUI requirements.
Yes, I know that these are two distinct species ;>
I am an analog geek in a digital world; so, I am always seeking CLI
solutions. That way, I can automate tasks that are tedious in a GUI. I
was not thinking X11 when I thought back to the xnmsnmp* tools. When I
search this list, or google, &c., many things that I want to do are
documented via xnmsnmp* CLI, and I am somewhat frustrated with that in
this Windows environment. I searched the NV/Win filesystem, and found
files with same names; but, clearly they are not executable; nor are
they documented -- hence my request for clarification.
> NetView for UNIX and NetView for Windows share some code, but they are not
> identical, and this is especially true of the command line interfaces.
> Windows itself, is much more of a GUI-based OS, and the folks who developed
> NetView for Windows using NetView for UNIX as a base did not care much for
> command line utilities.
> The GUI for SNMP configuration on Windows can be started from the command
> line by entering just "snmpconf" for snmpconf.exe. It has no command line
OK -- that clarifies that.
> The reg stuff you have found pertains to the general NetView GUI and should
> not be modified.
How is this stuff used in the Windows environment. OK, do not change
them; but, why are they there? What purpose do they server? If they
disappear, will bad things happen?
> Executable commands will be found in \usr\ov\bin,
OK. I will accept this as a hard and fast rule.
> and those that are documented will be found listed in the NetView
> Programmer's Reference,
OK -- this, too -- hard and fast rule.
> which is installed under \usr\ov\books. The most current examples of the
> books have not yet been shipped but are available on line at
Yes, I have already found this; and, it has been remarkably valuable.
So, do I understand correctly that there are NOT corollary CLI's under
Thank you, for your attention to these matters. I truly appreciate the
Dare to fix things before they break . . .
Our capacity for understanding is inversely proportional to how much
we think we know. The more I know, the more I know I don't know . . .
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