13.3. Installing SNMP

Before installing, check to see if Net-SNMP is already installed on your system—many common Linux distributions provide some version of it. If you have a very old Linux distribution (like Red Hat 7.x) you may find UCD-SNMP instead; this is an older version—or parent—of Net-SNMP. Although its behavior is very similar to that of Net-SNMP, there are enough differences to confuse someone trying to follow this tutorial; you should remove it, and follow the instructions here to install Net-SNMP. If you find some other package installed, definitely remove it before continuing.

Even if Net-SNMP is not currently installed on your system, it may be packaged with your Linux distribution, so check your CDs. Be aware, though, that various ...

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