Classifications of Routers

5. The method according to claim 4,
characterized,
that is checked

- whether the network component (G-A, G-B, G-C) supports layer 3 of the OSI reference model, and

- whether data packets have already been forwarded between the interfaces of the network component (G-A, G-B, G-C), in which case the network component (G-A, G-B, G-C) is classified as a router.


 
6. The method according to claim 5,
characterized,
that in cases in which a negative test result is determined, the number of ports of the network component (G-A, G-B, G-C) is checked,
In cases in which the number of ports is greater than 1, the network component (G-A, G-B, G-C) is classified as a switch and in the other cases as a host.
 
7. The method according to claims 5 and 6,
characterized,
that the checks are carried out by querying Managed Objects (MO) in a Management Information Base (MIB) of the corresponding network components (G-A, G-B, G-C).
 
8. The method according to claim 7,
characterized,
that the Management Information Base (MIB) of a network component (G-A, G-B, G-C) is managed by the management agent unit (A) implemented in the network component (G-A, G-B, G-C).
 
9. Central management component (M),
characterized,
that the component is configured to carry out a method according to one of claims 1 to 8.
 
10. Program with an instruction sequence,
characterized,
that when the instruction sequence is executed by a processor, a method according to one of claims 1 to 8 is carried out.