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What is meant by Simple Network Management Protocol?

Learn what is meant by SNMP, or Simple Network Management Protocol.

What is meant by Simple Network Management Protocol?
Simple Network Management Protocol ( SNMP) is the protocol governing network management and the monitoring of network devices and their functions. It is not necessarily limited to TCP/IP networks.

SNMP is described formally in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comment (RFC) 1157 and in a number of other related RFCs.

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This was last published in February 2005

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