SNMP is another application layer protocol supported by pfSense. SNMP collects and organizes information about managed devices, and is often used for monitoring network devices. SNMP-managed networks consist of managed devices, software running on the managed devices (known as agents), and software running on the manager, known as a network management station (NMS). The management data is organized hierarchically in structures known as management information bas es (MIBs).

Enabling SNMP in pfSense will allow it to act as a network management station, and this in turn will enable you to monitor network traffic and flows, pfSense queues, as well as system information (for example, CPU, memory, and disk usage). It is also capable of running ...

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