Jon Turney
Fri Feb 24 13:46:53 GMT 2023

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a widely used protocol
for monitoring the health and welfare of network equipment
(eg. routers), computer equipment and even devices like
UPSs. Net-SNMP is a suite of applications used to implement SNMP v1,
SNMP v2c and SNMP v3 using both IPv4 and IPv6. The suite includes:

   * Command-line applications to:
     * retrieve information from an SNMP-capable device, either using
       single requests (snmpget, snmpgetnext), or multiple requests
       (snmpwalk, snmptable, snmpdelta).
     * manipulate configuration information on an SNMP-capable device
     * retrieve a fixed collection of information from an
       SNMP-capable device (snmpdf, snmpnetstat, snmpstatus).
     * convert between numerical and textual forms of MIB OIDs, and
       display MIB content and structure (snmptranslate).
   * A graphical MIB browser (tkmib), using Tk/perl.
   * A daemon application for receiving SNMP notifications
      (snmptrapd). Selected notifications can be logged (to syslog,
      the NT Event Log, or a plain text file), forwarded to another
      SNMP management system, or passed to an external application.
   * An extensible agent for responding to SNMP queries for
     management information (snmpd). This includes built-in support
     for a wide range of MIB information modules, and can be extended
     using dynamically loaded modules, external scripts and commands,
     and both the SNMP multiplexing (SMUX) and Agent Extensibility
     (AgentX) protocols.
   * A library for developing new SNMP applications, with both C and
     perl APIs.


  * The snmpd daemon does not provide much useful information.
    Installing it as a service under Cygwin is left as an exercise
    for the user.

  * I wasn't able to run the test suite due to some issue with the
    way that runs the daemon that I wasn't able to resolve.

  * This is an NMU of an orphaned package, rebuilding it for perl 5.32
    and python3. If this package doesn't have a maintainer by the next
    time such a rebuild is needed, it will be removed.

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