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What is a good general purpose SNMP software

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Hi all,

I'm new to SNMP and I'm looking for a simple / basic SNMP software to catch SNMP packets to run on Win OS.
Freeware or low cost is prefered but I'd like to hear about any good software.


thanks in advance
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by:grblades
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Hi davemiles,
Are you looking for a SNMP query tool or a program to receive and decode SNMP TRAPs?
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Hi,
 
what I was looking for was a program to receive and decode SNMP TRAPs.

like -- SNMP Trap Watcher at http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/snmptrap.html --

but now that you mention an SNMP query tool what does that do? is there a standardized way of setting up a DB of recieved traps?

Also if there is source code for a simple Trap Watcher in Java or C# that would realy help me out.
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The query tool enables you to pick from a list of variables and then poll the results regularly which is normally used to produce a graph. For example you can poll the interface byte counters and graph the difference which is basically a realtime graph of the bandwidth usage.
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I see,

So, I would be intrested in SNMP query tool software as well.
espesialy source code in C# or Java.

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WhatsUp Gold is a great tool to use in a small/medium environment.  There is no real limitation on how large a scale you can cover and the program is one of the most inexpensive on the market.  It has a rather robust, yet useful set of tools for notification/reporting for monitoring of TCP/IP and Windows services as well as SNMP Trap Receiving.  All the monitored devices can be conveniently mapped out on a central monitoring screen also.

http://www.ipswitch.com/Products/WhatsUp/index.html
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If you have any NIX experience, this is the one for you. We replaced our costly Cisco application with this freebee...


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