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  • OK, time for the ignorant question of the week: What is SNMP, and why should I care?
    • In short, what is SNMP: SNMP is a protocol that can be used to manage network devices (hence: Simple Network Management Protocol).

      For instance, you can poll the system load of a Cisco Router, request the active connections on a firewall, query the database state of an Oracle server, read the route or interface table of a Juniper Router. As a hardware manufacturar, you design a tree in which you store information about your device. Tools like, for instance, MRTG [] can poll the status of your device and gen