Table of Contents
By Douglas Mauro, Kevin Schmidt
: July 2001
This practical guide for network and system administrators
introduces SNMP along with the technical background to use it
effectively. But the main focus is on practical network
administration: how to configure SNMP agents and network
management stations, how to use SNMP to retrieve and modify
variables on network devices, how to configure management
software to react to traps sent by managed devices. Covers all
SNMP versions through SNMPv3.
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The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-
standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. Many
kinds of devices support SNMP, including routers, switches,
servers, workstations, printers, modem racks, and
uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). The ways you can use
SNMP range from the mundane to the exotic: it's fairly simple
to use SNMP to monitor