SNMP strings and Passwords

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Mar 27th, 2008

I've looked through the online help and cannot find where it shows what strings (RO/RW) are required to perform which function. For example: Is the R/O string used to discover devices or is the R/W string used. Are the Telnet credentials used to archive configs. What is tftp used for...etc.

Is there are list of credentials and their use somewhere?

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Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 8 years 7 months ago

All of this is done using SNMP read-only credentials.

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Joe Clarke Thu, 03/27/2008 - 13:06

I do not know if such a list exists. However, as a rule, the read-only credential is used as much as possible. The read-write credential is used only when snmpset operations are required. Therefore, discovery uses the read-only credential. Archiving configs requires an snmpset to trigger the TFTP download, so the read-write credential is used there.

When it comes to whether or not config archive will use telnet or TFTP, that depends on your protocol order configured under RME > Admin > Config Mgmt > Transport Settings.

sirbaughmf Fri, 03/28/2008 - 04:21

Great info, now one more...

When data collection occurs and collects user tracking information, i.e. client IP, Hostname, Mac, etc...what credentials are used, snmp r/w?

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Joe Clarke Fri, 03/28/2008 - 09:45

All of this is done using SNMP read-only credentials.


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