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In SNMP RFC documents, often the concept of abstract service primitive (ASP) is used. What is ASP in fact ? I think it is also used in ISO OSI.

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The Abstract Service Primitives are standards functions defined in RFC 3412 for SNMP requests, responses, registration and similar.

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  • Thanks for answer. What confuses me is that in ISO OSI (and in TTCN for example) there also exist ASPs, but as I understood, ASPs there are not functions but messages that traverse protocol stack (and contain PDUs). – Ilja Dec 10 '18 at 12:22
  • That is quite possible. The term can be used in different ways. It's a bit like "PDU" which has a different meaning in each of the layer instances. – Zac67 Dec 10 '18 at 14:37

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