Thanks for the info. We need to allow SNMP write access for the Service Provider as we going to move into MPLS. This SNMP write access is required on the CE routers. For your information, the CE is managed by my company as this is the unmanaged services we had requested from the provider.
We have a security policy which doesn't allow anybody to access our network devices using SNMP especially for write access. For reporting purposes, we only grant read-only access.
As we're moving towards MPLS, this becomes mandatory as the provider is requesting for write access on the routers' managed by my company.
Ideally you should start a new thread and you can always point/refer to old posts via links.
I am not sure why you SP is asking for a RW access. IP SLA does requires a SNMP RW access to configure via SNMP, but I am not sure why you SP wants to configure IP SLA on your device.
To check IP SLA, they should ideally configure it on their devices as source and have your devices as destination. For your devices to be more responsive, they can ask you to configure your device as IP SLA Responder, which is a kind of normal.
You should ask and check more details on what specifically they want to do by asking SNMP RW access to your devices.
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Actually we signed SLA performance indicators from CE to CE. They say they need CE writte access to be able to use SNMP for monitoring. If this is not enough information for you to respond, please let me know and I will try to request for more detailed information.
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