[nycbug-talk] Net-SNMP

Isaac Levy ike
Tue Oct 18 12:25:16 EDT 2005

Hey All,

To follow-up, for the record:

On Oct 12, 2005, at 1:37 PM, pete wright wrote:

> On 10/12/05, Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> wrote: Hey All,
> I'm re-evaluating SNMP tools (primarily for trapping) right now for
> different deployments, CoLo and local network, and I'd like to settle
> on one to use long-term.  Anyone have any recommendations?  Loves/
> Hate any in particular?
> I'm not interested in a big app which does SNMP trapping, (Nagios/
> NetSaint, Big Brother, etc...), used all that stuff in the past- not
> too exited.
> I'm looking for simple shell tools and daemons, with clean, simple
> interfaces.  Bells and whistles are just going to be stripped off and
> tossed in the bitbucket...
> --
> So far I'm going to try Net-SNMP,
> We use net-snmp and it's assortied utilites pretty heavilly here.   
> There is a wealth of info you can get from snmp, and it can be  
> extended very easilly via sh/perl and python (although I have yet  
> to write any python-snmp code here).  We are primarilly using our  
> snmp utils in conjunction with nagios, although that is not say you  
> need nagios to help present the data you can collect.  While I  
> understand not wanting to run nagios, the plugins available for it  
> may be a good starting point to see how SNMP can be used to gather  
> system information in general (if you don't mind reading through  
> perl/sh code ;).
> -pete

More Pythonic goodness, for the record, I found:


It's BSD Licensed, and was funded by the Python Software Foundation  
to get finished...  Looks promising.


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