SNMP Traffic Analysis: Approaches, Tools, and First Results


Schönwälder, Jürgen and Pras, Aiko and Harvan, Mat´uˇs and Schippers, Jorrit and Meent, Remco van de (2007) SNMP Traffic Analysis: Approaches, Tools, and First Results. In: 10th International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM, 21-25 May 2007, Munich, Germany (pp. pp. 324-332).

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Abstract: The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is widely deployed to monitor, control, and configure network elements. Even though the SNMP technology is well documented and understood, it remains relatively unclear how SNMP is used in practice and what the typical SNMP usage patterns are. This paper discusses how to perform large-scale SNMP traffic measurements in order to develop a better understanding of how SNMP is used in production networks. The tools described in this paper have been applied to networks ranging from large national research networks to relatively small faculty networks. The goal of the research is to provide feedback to SNMP protocol developers within the IETF, researchers working within the context of the IRTF-NMRG, as well as other researchers interested in network management in general. We believe that the results are also valuable for operators and vendors who want to optimize their management interactions or understand the traffic generated by their management software.
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