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       SNMP::Info::FDP - SNMP Interface to Foundry Discovery Protocol (FDP) using SNMP


       Bruce Rodger, Max Baker


        my $fdp = new SNMP::Info (
                                    AutoSpecify => 1,
                                    Debug       => 1,
                                    DestHost    => 'router',
                                    Community   => 'public',
                                    Version     => 2

        my $class = $fdp->class();
        print " Using device sub class : $class\n";

        $hasfdp   = $fdp->hasFDP() ? 'yes' : 'no';

        # Print out a map of device ports with FDP neighbors:
        my $interfaces = $fdp->interfaces();
        my $fdp_if       = $fdp->fdp_if();
        my $fdp_ip       = $fdp->fdp_ip();
        my $fdp_port     = $fdp->fdp_port();

        foreach my $fdp_key (keys %$fdp_ip){
           my $iid           = $fdp_if->{$fdp_key};
           my $port          = $interfaces->{$iid};
           my $neighbor      = $fdp_ip->{$fdp_key};
           my $neighbor_port = $fdp_port->{$fdp_key};
           print "Port : $port connected to $neighbor / $neighbor_port\n";


       SNMP::Info::FDP is a subclass of SNMP::Info that provides an object oriented interface to
       FDP information through SNMP.

       FDP is a Layer 2 protocol that supplies topology information of devices that also speak
       FDP, mostly switches and routers.  It has similar functionality to Cisco's CDP, and the
       SNMP interface is virtually identical.  FDP is implemented in Brocade (Foundry) devices.

       Create or use a device subclass that inherits this class.  Do not use directly.

       Each device implements a subset of the global and cache entries.  Check the return value
       to see if that data is held by the device.

   Inherited Classes

   Required MIBs
           Needs a reasonably recent MIB. Works OK with B2R07604A.mib, but doesn't work with


       These are methods that return scalar values from SNMP

           Is FDP is active in this device?

           Accounts for SNMP version 1 devices which may have FDP but not fdp_run()

           Is FDP enabled on this device?


           Interval in seconds at which FDP messages are generated.


           Time in seconds that FDP messages are kept.


       CDP compatibility

           Interval in seconds at which FDP messages are generated.


           Time in seconds that FDP messages are kept.


           Returns FDP device ID.

           This is the device id broadcast via FDP to other devices, and is what is retrieved
           from remote devices with $fdp->id().


           Is FDP enabled on this device?


       These are methods that return tables of information in the form of a reference to a hash.

       CDP compatibility

           Returns Device Functional Capabilities.  Results are munged into an ascii binary
           string, MSB.  Each digit represents a bit from the table below.

           From <>:

           (Bit) - Description

           (0x40) - Provides level 1 functionality.
           (0x20) - The bridge or switch does not forward IGMP Report packets on non router
           (0x10) - Sends and receives packets for at least one network layer protocol. If the
           device is routing the protocol, this bit should not be set.
           (0x08) - Performs level 2 switching. The difference between this bit and bit 0x02 is
           that a switch does not run the Spanning-Tree Protocol. This device is assumed to be
           deployed in a physical loop-free topology.
           (0x04) - Performs level 2 source-route bridging. A source-route bridge would set both
           this bit and bit 0x02.
           (0x02) - Performs level 2 transparent bridging.
           (0x01) - Performs level 3 routing for at least one network layer protocol.

           Thanks to Martin Lorensen for a pointer to this information.


           Returns remote device id string


           Returns the mapping to the SNMP Interface Table.

           In order to map the fdp table entry back to the interfaces() entry, we truncate the
           last number off of it :

             my $fdp_ip       = $device->fdp_ip();

             my %fdp_if
             foreach my $key (keys %$fdp_ip){
                 $iid = $key;
                 ## Truncate off .1 from fdp response
                 $iid =~ s/\.\d+$//;
                 $fdp_if{$key} = $iid;

             return \%fdp_if;

           Returns remote IP address


           Returns remote platform id


           Returns remote port ID


           Returns remote address type received.  Usually IP.


           Returns remote hardware version


           Returns type of entry received, either FDP or CDP.