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    Net-SnmpV2 Traps


    Hi,
    I am new to snmp.I want to know that how an agent itself generate trap on some particular situation arises

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    SNMP traps are pretty old school. Here is what I remember:

    An agent runs a script looking for bad news. Often they look in /var/log/messages for errors.

    A "trap" is then sent to a listen SNMP process on another system which records it.

    This used to be more popular as routers and switches had these features built in. I haven't seen this done in years though.

    SNMP often has security issues and there are better ways of monitoring systems. If your server crashes it can't send a trap.

    I'd look into Nagios instead. IMO thats a better way of monitoring systems.

    -Gooney0

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