is a suite of SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) tools for the UNIX and Windows platforms. It is an open-source project developed by a group of volunteers and is licensed under the BSD license. Net-SNMP
is used to monitor and manage network devices, such as routers, switches, servers, and workstations. The suite provides a series of applications and utilities to manage, monitor, and configure SNMP enabled devices.
Net-SNMP provides powerful monitoring capabilities for network devices and applications.
• SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3 support: Net-SNMP supports the latest versions of SNMP and is compatible with almost all SNMP-enabled devices.
• Agent and manager applications: The suite provides agent and manager applications that can be used to send and receive SNMP messages.
• Command-line tools: Net-SNMP also includes a range of command-line tools for managing SNMP devices. These tools can be used to query and set values on devices, walk MIBs, and monitor SNMP traps.
• Multi-platform support: The suite is available for Windows and UNIX platforms, including Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD.
• Dynamic MIB module support: Net-SNMP supports dynamic MIB modules, which allows you to add support for new MIBs without recompiling the agent.
• High performance: The suite is designed to be fast and efficient, making it suitable for use in large networks.
• Security features: Net-SNMP includes a range of security features, such as authentication and encryption, to protect SNMP messages.
• Flexible configuration: The suite has a flexible configuration system that allows you to customize the behavior of the agent and manager applications.
• Logging and debugging features: Net-SNMP includes logging and debugging features that can be used to track and troubleshoot SNMP messages.
• Support for scripting languages: Net-SNMP includes bindings for scripting languages, such as Perl and Python, which can be used to develop custom SNMP applications.
• Comprehensive documentation: The suite includes comprehensive documentation that explains how to install, configure, and use the suite.
In addition to these features, Net-SNMP is highly extensible, allowing users to add support for new MIBs and protocols. The suite is regularly updated and maintained by the development team, ensuring that it remains up to date with the latest standards and protocols.
Net-SNMP is a powerful and versatile suite of SNMP tools that can be used to monitor and manage network devices. The suite is easy to use, highly extensible, and provides a range of features that make it suitable for use in any network environment.