SNMP strings help

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Sep 2nd, 2007
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i had an internet Router and my ISP wants to monitor internet utilization for that he suggest me to configure SNMP strings and he had given me his server IP address (NMS).


Please help to get me some cisco document which helps me to understand.

a) how to configure SNMP strings.


thanks,mahesh.




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Jon Marshall Sun, 09/02/2007 - 10:38
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Hi Mahesh


Attached is a link to IOS configuration of SNMP. In the doc are some configuration examples.


Make sure you choose a secure string as SNMP can be open to abuse.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a008030c762.html


HTH


Jon

jreekers Sun, 09/02/2007 - 10:42
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Hi Mahesh,


If it's a Cisco router, it's a simple matter of configuring:


snmp-server community RO


and


snmp-server community RW


is whatever you choose to be your community string.


RO= read-only

RW= read-write


this should help:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094aa4.shtml


and:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a008030c762.html#wp1000872


Regards,

-J

mohammedmahmoud Sun, 09/02/2007 - 12:48
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Hi Mahesh,


Please do review my response on the other forum:

http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Network%20Infrastructure&topic=WAN%2C%20Routing%20and%20Switching&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Ddisplay_location%26location%3D.1ddfacc2


another thing, if you have settled to run SNMP, then i'll recommend that you attach an ACL to constrain the SNMP access to the NMS IP as follows:


snmp-server community ro


where the ACL permits only the NMS IP.


HTH,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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