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Tcl Extensions for Network Management Applications

J. Schoenwaelder and H. Langendoerfer

Department of Computer Science
Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany


This paper presents extensions to the Tool Command Language (Tcl) that have been designed to implement network management applications. Using Tcl, we were able to make our network management applications highly extensible. Experience has shown that many useful applications can be written with a few lines of Tcl code. Site specific adaptations are possible at very low cost. We have used our extensions to implement smart network management agents that can receive and execute management scripts provided by other management stations or agents.

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