SNMP Features

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) has become a de facto standard for network management protocols. The intent of SNMP is to manage network nodes, such as network servers, routers, switches, and so on. SNMP versions range from version 1 to 3, with some intermediate steps in between. The later the version, the more security features it has. Table 11-5 describes some of the components of SNMP.

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Table 11-5 Components of SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c Network Management Solutions

An SNMP manager can send information to, receive requested information from, or receive unsolicited information (called a trap) from a managed device (a router). ...

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