Mobile agents have been proposed as a solution to the problem of the management of increasingly heterogeneous networks. However, the proposed solutions often ignore the value of legacy solutions and protocols. This paper extends an existing mobile agent framework targeted at network management with an architecture and design for integration with an SNMP agent. Brief descriptions of the use of this solution for the provisioning of ATM permanent virtual circuits and providing a Mobile Agent MIB are also provided.

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Conference NOMS 2000: IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium 'The Networked Planet: Management Beyond 2000'
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Pagurek, B., Wang, Y., & White, A. (2000). Integration of mobile agents with SNMP: why and how. In IEEE Symposium Record on Network Operations and Management Symposium (pp. 609–622).