Need help setting up SNMP service

Hi experts!

Well, I am a Linux newbie and my not-so-nice professor asked me to install SNMP in a network.

This project consists in 2 or 3 vLan's, and we will have to install several services. I only have to install SNMP, but I don't even know what distro is easier to install SNMP. So, basically what I need is help from choosing the corect linux distro (I can install the distro I want. Also, there is one machine with Solaris installed) to completely configuring  the SNMP service. As you can see, It is a bit tedious, but as there doesn't seem to be a SMTP step-by-step tutorial this is the only way to get help!

Help very much appreciated!!!


IndietrasherAsked:
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paullamhkgConnect With a Mentor Commented:
so have a look here http://www.david-guerrero.com/papers/snmp/ which also talking abt the MRTG
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Alf666Commented:
Any distro will do. They all carry the snmpd (usually the usc one).

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IndietrasherAuthor Commented:
I really need a bit more information than that. (what is "the usc one"?)
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paullamhkgCommented:
Actually many linux distro already have the snmp service included, the only thing you have to do is activate it.

you can check your linux box using ps -aux to see the snmpd service start or not, if not started, you can activate it by "/etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd start".

if you need to start the service auto, you can use "ntsysv" to get into the system service to select the snmpd to start at boot/reboot.
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Alf666Commented:
the "usc one" is a typo :-) It's the UCD (University of C Davis) snmpd server.

It's now an opensource project :

http://www.net-snmp.org/
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IndietrasherAuthor Commented:
paullamhkg:

I'll check this as soon as possible. Can you tell me if I need to install SNMP on all the computers (they're not that many) that connect to my network? What I think is that on one computer I have to install something like a "manager" and on the othr computers I have to install "Adents". Am I correct?


Thanx!
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paullamhkgCommented:
yes you are right, start the snmp service and using one of the linux box to collect the info, have a check this also http://www.slac.stanford.edu/xorg/nmtf/nmtf-tools.html, which have lots of software can help like the snmp explore hope this can help more :)
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IndietrasherAuthor Commented:
paullamhkg:


Great site, but all the programs are for Windows. Do you knoe if they have a linux section???


Thanks
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IndietrasherAuthor Commented:
OK....thanks paullamhkg, the site you recommended did helpm a lot. Also I found this page

http://www.net-snmp.org/man/


with loads of documentations.....and everything worked great!


Thanks!!
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