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starting and stopping processes on a router

I have a router that i cannot connect to via SNMP. I have inspected the config; the SNMP community strings are correct to what we are trying to manage. We can ping the box. But we cannot get SNMP to respond. I have looked at the ACL's, and there is nothing there to interfere.

ONe unix guy suggested starting and stopping the process; this sounds unorthodox to me on a cisco router, but I wanted to ask the question nevertheless...

Can I start and stop SNMP on a IOS router??..

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Re: starting and stopping processes on a router

If youalready have verified that there is no ACLs etc that may be blocking SNMP traffic from the NMS server to this router then you can do a 'no snmp-server' which will disable the SNMP agent on the router completely. But after that to enable it back you'll need to enter your community strings again in the config. If this is not a production router, you can also just re-boot it which will restart the agent again.

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Re: starting and stopping processes on a router

Yes. Disable snmp support using the global config command

no snmp-server

Re-enable it with

snmp-server ...