> >> My system administrator says if this is true, Informix s..ks because even
> >> an outdated database like Progress has such a tool.
> >SNMP (in its various versions) has a reputation of being insecure. SNMP
> >is also a bit old, so that support for it existed perhaps in the past,
> >but I think the more modern approach would be to have a web interface
> >that runs over SSL (secure socket layer) to monitor the database would
> >be more logical than some ancient protocol like snmp.
> Webinterfaces may be modern, but they suck. How do you get the data from
> inside a program?
You can download a file over https just as over ftp ... (with a command
line utility). This could be a file, a set of variables, that you'd
get via snmp get-next-request otherwise.
Quote:> With snmp no problem, but to parse the HTML-Output is
> a pain in the arse...
I'd much rather have an ssl or ssh interface to informix than snmp.
With snmp I'd be worrying that someone on the local network may get
access to the database via some security hole. Maybe I don't
sufficiently understand snmp, but the first thing I try to do is to turn
it off in printers, routers etc. So hopefully it will not be integrated
into Informix. As an optional module for those who like it, it's fine