Connecting to the GIF/FM socket

TheProbe for Nokia-Siemens SMN-OS is a single-headed probe that can connect to the GIF/FM socket either by referencing a hosts file specified by the HostsFile property or by using the Host and Port properties defined in the properties file.

The hosts file contains details of the device to which the probe connects for multiple connections, and the connection properties to use. You can use this file to specify both a primary host and a backup. If the HostsFile property has not been defined, then the probe uses the Host and Port properties to make a single connection. However if, either of these properties is undefined, the probe exits.

For information about the hosts file, see Hosts file format.