Appendix B. REVIEW OF SNMP

This appendix is supplied for those who would like additional details or background information on SNMP.

In this appendix, we will cover the following topics:

  • Why SNMP

  • Agents and managers

  • Namespace, grammar, and protocol

  • The MIB

  • The OID

  • MIB-2

  • The SMI

  • The SNMP protocol

  • SNMPv1, SNMPv2, and SNMPv3

  • SNMP data types

  • Defining new types

  • Structure of an MIB file

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