Simple Network Management Protocol


Simple Network Management Protocol
   Abbreviated SNMP. A standard protocol, part of the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) suite, used to manage and monitor nodes on a network. The accompanying illustration shows how the SNMP manager and agent are organized.
   SNMP is a communications protocol for collecting information about devices on the network, including hubs, routers, and bridges. Each piece of information to be collected about a device is defined in a Management Information Base (MIB). SNMP uses UDP (User Datagram Protocol) to send and receive messages on the network.
   

Dictionary of networking . 2014.