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The SNMP Protocol

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is one of the standard operations and maintenance protocols for the Internet. SNMP has been a key technology that enabled the Internet's phenomenal growth. This page provides information about this protocol, ranging from beginner's FAQs to the latest industry standard - SNMPv3. 1


SNMP standards are defined in a series of documents, called request for comments or RFCs, proposed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). A list of RFCs for SNMPv1, SNMPv2, and SNMPv3 is available. Please note that the IETF has changed the recommended status of SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c to historic. The IETF now recommends using SNMPv3 for internet management.


SNMPv3 with Security and Administration
Information on SNMP Research's implementations, as well as general SNMPv3 information.

Extended Security Options
SNMP Research products beginning with release 16.1 (domestic) support the Triple DES Privacy Protocol and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Privacy Protocol for SNMPv3 privacy.

XML-Based Internet Management
Discover how SNMP Research has been developing solutions to incorporate the Extensible Markup Language (XML) into standards-based network management.

SNMP over TLS and DTLS
Transport Layer Security is the next generation of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and has been added to the SNMPv3 architecture. Learn more about SNMP over Transport Layer Security and Datagram Transport Layer Security.


Refer to our frequently asked questions for basic concepts of secure network management and SNMP.

SNMP FAQ (part 1) from comp.protocols.snmp
Beginner to advanced information about SNMP.

SNMP FAQ (part 2) from comp.protocols.snmp
Beginner to advanced information about SNMP.

Requests for Comments (RFCs)

List of RFCs from the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).

SNMP & Network Web Sites

IETF: The Internet Engineering Task Force posts information on its groups, activities, and current happenings with the status of Internet network management.

Get IEEE802™ Program. The IEEE Standards Association and the IEEE 802 Plenary offer the "Get IEEE 802" pilot program, which grants public access to view and download individual electronic (PDF) IEEE Local and Metropolitan Area Network (IEEE 802) standards at no charge.

mibDepot is an online SNMP MIB reference site. A powerful search engine lets you search quickly for any MIB object or SNMP trap. This site includes MIBs from many vendors.

The Simple Web is a Web site created and maintained by the SNMP group at the University of Twente in Holland. This page contains pointers to many sources of information about SNMP and management.

SNMP Print Literature

Books About SNMP provides a list of books about SNMP technology and enterprise management using SNMP.

SNMP Testing Tools

Gambit Communications provides SNMP Agent simulation software.

InterWorking Labs provides a full line of test suite software products.

SimpleSoft provides SNMP agent simulation and automated agent testing software.

Proxy Agent Concepts

Proxy Agent Concepts provides information sheets.

Supported Platforms

SNMP Research Supported Platforms Web page listing the operating systems our products support.

Sales Inquiries

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