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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    SNMP Information

    I didn't really find a category that I could post this, so I put it here.
    I am kind of playing with SNMP at work. Trying the LAN MapShot software.
    Anyhow, I am not that familiar with SNMP and I would like to learn some, so I can make better use, so I thought about making kind of an educative thread, where we could dump our knowledge. Also, if you guys know where to locate information it will be helpfull too.
    The main idea is to make a clear and short concept, so we don't have to be reading information for hours (google take me hours )

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    If you're running Linux this page me be of some help.

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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    There are some good information, mainly on the links that are on the page. Thanks
    Anyhow, what I was trying to do, is that TZ users dump their knowledge on SNMP here. I find that I learn way more and faster if I can talk about it (I get bored reading)
    So for example, I would say
    • LAN MapShot uses SNMP from the switches to draw a visio diagram including the port number of the switch (Very helpful)
    • I wonder is SNMP is actually secure or it poses some security issues
    • I think that with SNMP you can also control how is using what bandwith
    • Lots of tools use SNMP
    • SNMP uses comunity strings

    A community string is a password that allows access to a network device. It defines what "community of people" can access the SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) information that is on the device. The person responsible for the network device typically sets the community strings. By default, devices usually use 'public' and 'private".
    Last edited by Dehcbad25; May 29th, 2004 at 19:06 PM.

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