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Last modified: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 

Short for Simple Network Management Protocol, a set of protocols for managing complex networks. The first versions of SNMP were developed in the early 80s. SNMP works by sending messages, called protocol data units (PDUs), to different parts of a network. SNMP-compliant devices, called agents, store data about themselves in Management Information Bases (MIBs) and return this data to the SNMP requesters.

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For pages about SNMP . Also check out the following links!

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RFC 1157 
The complete text of the RFC describing SNMP.

Simple Network Management Protocol
This document from Cisco Systems describes SNMP and details the different versions of the technology.

Simple Times index of SNMP articles
The Simple Times is a bi-monthly newsletter of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) technology, comments, and events. The page provides links to issues which offer preferred technical articles, industry comments, and several featured columns.

SNMP Overview
This article describes network management architectures, the structure of management information, MIBs, the SNMP protocol, and underlying communication protocols. Additionally, there is a collection of links to SNMP information on the Web.
This site provides links and informations about SNMP and MIB.

Yahoo!'s SNMP page
Yahoo!'s directory of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) links.

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