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AIX Version 4.3 Communications Technical Reference, Volume 2

smux_wait Subroutine


Waits for a message from the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent.


SNMP Library (libsnmp.a)


#include <isode/snmp/smux.h>
int smux_wait (event, isecs)
struct type_SMUX_PDUs **event;
int isecs;


The smux_wait subroutine waits for a period of seconds, designated by the value of the isecs parameter, and returns the protocol data unit (PDU) received. The smux_wait subroutine waits on the socket descriptor that is initialized in a smux_init subroutine and maintained in the SMUX subroutines. The smux_wait subroutine waits up to isecs seconds. If the value of the isecs parameter is 0, the smux_wait subroutine returns only the first packet received. If the value of the isecs parameter is less than 0, the smux_wait subroutine waits indefinitely for the next message or returns a message already received. If no data is received, the smux_wait subroutine returns an error message of NOTOK and sets the smux_errno variable to the inProgress value. If the smux_wait subroutine is successful, it returns the first PDU waiting to be received. If a close PDU is received, the subroutine will automatically close the TCP connection and return OK.


event Points to a pointer of type_SMUX_PDUs. This holds the PDUs received by the smux_wait subroutine.
isecs Specifies an integer value equal to the number of seconds to wait for a message.

Return Values

If the subroutine is successful, the value OK is returned. Otherwise, the return value is NOTOK.

Error Codes

If the subroutine is unsuccessful, the smux_errno global variable is set to one of the following values:

parameterMissing Indicates that the event parameter value was null.
inProgress Indicates that there was nothing for the subroutine to receive.
invalidOperation Indicates that the smux_init subroutine was not called or failed to operate.
youLoseBig Indicates an error occurred in the SNMP code. The TCP connection was closed.

Implementation Specifics

This subroutine is part of the SNMP Application Programming Interface in the TCP/IP facility.

Related Information

The smux_close subroutine, smux_error subroutine, smux_init subroutine, smux_register subroutine, smux_response subroutine, smux_simple_open subroutine, smux_trap subroutine.

List of Network Manager Programming References.

RFC1227, SNMP MUX Protocol and MIB.

SNMP Overview for Programmers in AIX Version 4.3 Communications Programming Concepts.

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