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.


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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.



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


snmp-server community RW

is whatever you choose to be your community string.

RO= read-only

RW= read-write

this should help:




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

Please do review my response on the other forum:

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.


Mohammed Mahmoud.


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