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RXN Communications offers Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) monitoring services to RXN customers. The following are answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about SNMP services. Please direct any additional questions you may have to support@rxn.com .

RXN SNMP FAQ - Q uestion and A nswer Table of Contents:


1. What is SNMP?
2. How can I learn more about SNMP?
3. What is the MRTG SNMP tool?
4. What is the ntop SNMP tool?

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6. Return to the RXN Communications Home Page.

Q 1. What is SNMP?
A "...SNMP, the Simple Network Management Protocol, is a protocol designed to give a user the capability to remotely manage a computer network by polling and setting terminal values and monitoring network events." --from Tyler Vallillee.
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Q 2. How can I learn more about SNMP?
A Incremental versions of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) have been documented in RFCs:
RFC 1089 - SNMP over Ethernet
RFC 1157 - A Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
RFC 1441 - Introduction to version 2 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework (SNMP2)
RFC 1470 - Tools for Monitoring and Debugging TCP/IP Internets and Interconnected Devices
RFC 2570 - Introduction to Version 3 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework (SNMP3)

Additional information can be found in the FAQ and newsgroup:

Vallille's Information on SNMP and CMIP
Simple Network Management Protocol FAQ Part 1
Simple Network Management Protocol FAQ Part 2
Guerrero's Network Management & Monitoring with Linux
comp.protocols.snmp newsgroup
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Q 3. What is the MRTG SNMP tool?
A Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network-links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing GIF images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic. MRTG is based on Perl and C and works under UNIX and Windows NT. MRTG is being successfully used on many sites around the net.
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Q 4. What is the ntop SNMP tool?
A Network top (ntop) is a Unix tool that shows network usage, similar to what the popular top Unix command does. ntop is based on libpcap and it has been written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Unix platform and on Win32 as well.
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