A place to practice walking mibs

Posted on 2006-04-10
Last Modified: 2010-03-19

I start a job verifying snmp is sent from the agent to the server quite soon.

Reading the snmp book is making me more confused with the waterfall of information.

If I could find a place to walks some mibs it and work with some traps that would help out a lot.   I have several computers at home if that and some software will help.

Basicly I am  slamming down some snmp experiance.
Question by:bitmechanic

    Author Comment

    Oh, I am lucky enought to have a cisco router on my desktop if that could be used :)

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    If you're running strictly Windows boxes, you could download the 30-day trial of SolarWinds Engineer's Edition, which has some SNMP tools that support Cisco & other MIBs:

    If you've got a Unix/Linux box, you can try out the "snmpwalk" tool that's included in the "Net-SNMP" package:
      Info on "snmpwalk":
      Usually you need to install Net-SNMP yourself.

    Sure, might as well use the Cisco router to test.  To enable gathering SNMP on most Cisco routers, run this in config mode:
      snmp-server community public ro

      Further info on SNMP on Cisco routers (IOS version 12.2):


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