What is SNMP(Simple Network Management Protocol)? A complete guide

The SNMP protocol is used by network management systems to communicate with network elements.For this to work, the network element must be equipped with an SNMP agent.

  • Most professional-grade network hardware comes with an SNMP agent built in. These agents must be enabled and configured to communicate with the network management system.
  • Operating systems, such as Unix and Windows, can also be configured with SNMP agents.
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a UDP-based network protocol.
  • It is used mostly in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention.

What is UDP (User Datagram Protocol)?

In computer networking, the User Datagram Protocol(UDP) is one of the core members of the Internet protocol suite and popular communication protocol. With UDP, computer applications can send messages, in this case referred to as datagrams, to other hosts on an Internet Protocol network

The User Datagram Protocol, or UDP, used across the Internet for especially time-sensitive transmissions such as video playback or DNS lookups. It speeds up communications by not formally establishing a connection before data is transferred.

How does UDP works?


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