Question On SNMP Versioning
Posted on 2009-12-21
I have a question regarding how SNMP running on a host would respond to a SNMP query that was send from a client using a different version of SNMP.
More specifically, what I would like to know is this: If I query a host with this command:
]# snmpget -v 1 -c neverland x.x.x.x .18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.0, and receive the following reply:
SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0 = STRING: IBM PowerPC CHRP Computer
Machine Type: 0x0800004c Processor id: 000C74CD4C00
Base Operating System Runtime AIX version: 05.02.0000.0050
TCP/IP Client Support version: 05.02.0000.0075
would that indicate that the host is running version 1? I thought since I specified version 1 in my query, only a system running SNMP version 1 would respond. Though I see in the reply, it states it is using the SNMPv2-MIB. Will different version respond to each other, or do they need to be the same?