Luckily both SNMP traps and syslog messages are UDP based. SNMP traps: the black sheep of the SNMP PDU's operates on port 162. Syslog on port 514. In a Cisco based network syslog can become very chatty. It depends on the syslog level specified in the router/switch configuration. Imagine a access layer router sending level 7 syslog messages. Can be a bit overwhelming. SNMP traps rely on the agent within the router. Some agents extensive and detailed and some are very plain. From a "useful info" perspective they compete very strong against each other, which is why Ciscoworks uses both of them for consildated inventory and fault analisys.
For usefulness I suggest syslog, due to those levels I spoke about earlier.
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