[rfc-dist] RFC 5345 on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Traffic Measurements and Trace Exchange Formats
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Title: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Traffic Measurements and Trace Exchange Formats
Author: J. Schoenwaelder
Date: October 2008
Mailbox: j.schoenwaelder at jacobs-university.de
I-D Tag: draft-irtf-nmrg-snmp-measure-06.txt
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is widely deployed to
monitor, control, and (sometimes also) configure network elements.
Even though the SNMP technology is well documented, it remains
relatively unclear how SNMP is used in practice and what typical SNMP
usage patterns are.
This document describes an approach to carrying out large-scale SNMP
traffic measurements in order to develop a better understanding of
how SNMP is used in real-world production networks. It describes the
motivation, the measurement approach, and the tools and data formats
needed to carry out such a study.
This document was produced within the IRTF's Network Management
Research Group (NMRG), and it represents the consensus of all of the
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