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This reference is designed for Juniper Networks customers who want to write custom applications for monitoring routing platforms that run the Junos OS. It assumes that you are familiar with basic terminology and concepts of XML, with XML-parsing utilities such as the Document Object Model (DOM) or Simple API for XML (SAX), and with the Junos OS command-line interface (CLI).

In addition, you need a broad understanding of networks in general, the Internet in particular, networking principles, and network configuration. You must also be familiar with one or more of the following Internet routing protocols:

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP)

  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) router discovery

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM)

  • Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)

  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Personnel operating the equipment must be trained and competent; must not conduct themselves in a careless, willfully negligent, or hostile manner; and must abide by the instructions provided by the documentation.