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SNMP Information

SNMP Information
The following sections describe frequently asked questions and concerns about the SNMP protocol and management information bases (MIBs):
Reference Books
The following books provide additional information about MIBs, agents, or the SNMP protocol:
Comer, Douglas; Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol. 2; Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1991
Leinwand, Allan and Fang, Karen; Network Management: A Practical Perspective; Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1993
Rose, Marshall T.; The Simple Book: An Introduction to Management of TCP/IP-based Internets; Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1991
Rose, Marshall T.; The Open Book: A Practical Perspective on Open Systems Interconnection; Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1989
Miller, Mark; Managing Internetworks with SNMP, M & T Books
Stallings, William; SNMP, SNMPv2 and CMIP: The Practical Guide to Network Management Standards, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1993
Obtaining MIBs
The vendor-specific MIBs and MIBs under development in the following list are available via anonymous FTP at the indicated IP address:
Enterprise ID Assignment
To develop your own private MIB, you must obtain an enterprise ID assignment from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
Obtaining Requests for Comments
You can obtain Requests for Comments (RFCs) in either of the following ways:
Obtaining Specifications
Refer to the following sources for SNMP specifications:
Mailing Lists and News Groups
The following news and mail groups provide general information about SNMP. You can also contact Oracle SNMP Agent Customer Support. (See the customer support card included in your Oracle SNMP Agent product box).
SNMP in general
Security issues
Device discovery
Standards and Drafts
The following standards and drafts are available for SNMP:
Accessing Internet Drafts
Internet drafts are available by anonymous FTP. Log in with the username anonymous and password guest. After logging in, type cd internet-drafts.
Internet drafts directories are located at:
Internet drafts are also available by mail. Send e-mail to In the body, type:
For questions, please send e-mail to:

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