Whatever happened to SNMP?

Hubertus Hiden hubertus at hiden.org
Sun May 6 09:26:19 UTC 2007

Brian Fahrlander schrieb:
> Hubertus Hiden wrote:
> >> Brian Fahrlander schrieb:
> >>>     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.
> >> No idea if it's useful for your needs, but did you take a look at
> >> http://autoscan.fr/ ?
>     Well, I've got to say I'm impressed; it's replacement of
> Scotty/TkIned is pretty complete. I didn't see a way to "map" hosts on
> the screen, but I think that's because it can allow you to handle
> thousands of hosts, and index them.
>     It was a '.bin' install; those tend to work out well.  I remember
> when Linux had premium games and they were delivered that way, too...
>     I get the feeling it's commercial though...but I've not had the time
> to try it sufficiently, with all that's going on, but thanks for the tip!

It doesn't seem to be stated on the website but the "About Dialog" says
that it's under the GPL.

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