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SNMP community string 2G3R6N3

would like to know about snmp-server community string "2G3R6N3"

what does the command means

"snmp-server community 2G3R6N3 RW 98"

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Re: SNMP community string 2G3R6N3

This means that 2G3R6N3 is the read-write community string. See http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/477/SNMP/12.html for more details.

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Re: SNMP community string 2G3R6N3

2G3R6N3 = read/write community string for this device.

RW = Read/Write

98 = an access-list in place which defines what hosts can "talk" snmp to this device.

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Re: SNMP community string 2G3R6N3

SNMP can be easily used to make changes to your network devices. Though the name "community string" seems harmless, a community string is really a password to access your device. RW means that the community string can be used to make any change to that device that is available including erase the configuration, change routes, add passwords etc.

You have effectively published the password to your network since community strings are usually configured the same on all similar devices. I recommend that you immediately change your community string since you are a bank and have published this information.

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