Simple Network Management Protocol

As TCP/IP developed through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in the late 1960s and early 1970s, it was accepted as a USDoD networking standard. The further development of ARPA, or rather the ARPA network (ARPAnet), allowed the continued development of a global set of networks based on the TCP/IP protocol. This global set of networks evolved into the Internet. The Internet quickly outgrew the capability of network engineers to manually monitor and maintain, and another solution was needed.

As the Internet developed, so did the desire and need to monitor the performance of the various network components that comprised the Internet. This desire manifested itself in the ...

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