Whatever happened to SNMP?

Alistair Crust alistair at skegnessgrammar.org
Fri May 4 11:52:55 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 17:46 -0500, Brian Fahrlander wrote:
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>     The "Simple" Network Management Protocol; the way to learn details
> of the operation of routers, hosts, and a few other devices in a
> standard way.
>     Once upon a time, Scotty/TkIned was a kickass product that let you
> put up a map on a second screen, always on, and it would alert you to a
> host being down, even chart bandwidth in real-time. What a great tool!
>     But Scotty's dead.
>     Then came GxSNP meant to do a similar thing, this time in Gnome.
>     GxSNMP's dead, too; at least it's not been touched in a long, long time.
>     So if I wanted to see a map of my sites via SNMP, is Cacti/MRTG the
> only way to do it? Nagios is for alarms, not friendly to SNMP, Cacti
> works for SNMP monitoring, but knows nothing of alarms. And it's a
> little tough to work out a layout- there's no discovery mode.
>     I noticed the same thing with Multicast; a few years back, Linux was
> in the thick of it. Perfectly ready to use it...but no one did.  There's
> a lot of places Multicast makes a lot of good sense, but the docs on it
> are ancient, and the people associated don't bother to return emails.
> - --
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try opennms

Kind regards
Alistair Crust
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