SNMP can be helpful for managing large networks, and some router
manufacturers are including SNMP functions in their routers, most
notably Linksys. You'll need to use some sort of SNMP utility
to capture and read the generated messages, however. Linux
and Unix users won't have much of a problem finding SNMP Trap utilities,
but Windows and MacOS users may need more help.
Dartware's SNMP Watcher [30 day
[OS:MacOS System 7 or later, and either MacTCP version 2.0.6
or later, or Open Transport version 1.1 or later ]
Basic SNMP MIB Browser.
snmptraplogd 1.0-6.1 [Free]
This package contains a configurable snmp trap daemon. The output
of this snmp daemon may be specified via a configuration file
and written to a logfile or to the syslog daemon.
(Thanks to Alex Dukat!)
[Linux, other "*nix"]
Nice all-round SNMP packages for "*nix" users is former
ucd-snmp package in its current development as NET-SNMP. Its
[Thnx Mark McCutcheon!]
Accton's AccView/Open (SW6102)
[OS:Windows 95, 98, other Win?]
Suite of SNMP applications. Not well documented or implemented,
but has many modules.
SimpleWeb provides links and information on network
management, including software, RFCs and tutorials. The focus
is on SNMP and Internet management, but people interested in other
management technologies will also find interesting information.
Maintained by the Telematics Systems and Services management group
(TSS) of the University of Twente (the Netherlands), in collaboration
with Jürgen Schönwälder of the TU Braunschweig (Germany).
Software section has a nice Search tool, that lets
you search by OS and whether something is free.
Another SNMP links site, put up by Pierrick Simier.
Nice to look at, but Search tool is not as helpful as SimpleWeb's.
Got any others? Let