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Understanding the Network: A Practical Guide to Internetworking by Martin J. Michael

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SNMP

SNMP is the de facto protocol for network management. It is part of the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. Its predecessors are the Simple Monitoring Gateway Protocol (SMGP) and the OSI Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP). In 1988, the Internet Activities Board began an investigation to determine what would be the Internet standard management model. SMGP, which was already in use, had been passed over for the OSI's CMIP model. The problem was that, in the CMIP IP version, CMIP over TCP (CMOT) was not ready for production deployment. Therefore, for an interim period SMGP became the management standard. Then, a transnational framework called SNMP was developed to provide a migration from SMGP to CMOT. In 1990, SNMP was adopted as ...

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