The SNMP Master Agent handles SNMP requests and responses between management applications and registered subagents in your system. The snmpd executable file installed with Solstice Enterprise Agents replaces any snmpd file that may already be installed in your system.
The SNMP Master Agent communicates with subagents in the system through SNMP PDUs. A process acting as a subagent may register a MIB subtree with the SNMP agent. Any request received by the Master Agent for a registered variable is passed through snmpdXdmid to the subagent, then performs the request and returns a response to the Master Agent.