[Scottish] SNMP

Andrew Back andy at smokebelch.org
Thu Sep 18 11:42:01 BST 2003

At a guess the enable options set whether you can access SNMP via the
local network (private) and the Internet. So I'd guess you want to enable
local SNMP. And you'd need to enable remote if the box running MRTG lives
elsewhere on the Internet.

The community options set a name that is required to access SNMP, in
effect a password. SNMP isn't terribly secure.. The GET option is the
community/password to be used for reading (metrics etc). The SET community
is the one used for setting parameters. I'd set them both and to different
strings. And then MRTG will need to be told what the string used for GET
community is.


Andrew Back

On Sun, 14 Sep 2003, Andrew Berry wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm trying to setup MRTG on my Debian box but I'm not having much joy.  I
> figured out it's the SNMP settings on my router.
> Via the web interface of my USR Broadband router I have the following
> options:-
> Enable SNMP - Local
> Enable SNMP - Remote
> Get Community
> Set Community
> Can anyone advise me what these settings should be?
> Thanks,
> Andrew

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