Netconf 2020 edition

Netconf 2020 edition

An unconference on the technical, economic and social aspects of network engineering and infrastructure

Michael W Lucas


Submitted Feb 8, 2020

The Simple Network Management Protocol, SNMP, is one of network management’s less well understood tools. This talk takes you through where SNMP came from, how it has such longevity, how you should and should not use it, and what you can do with it.


This talk discusses:

what SNMP is
history of SNMP
How SNMP Got Its Reputation
The Management Information Base
SNMPv3 Users
querying, walking, and tables
Enterprise MIBs
Extending Agents
More Tools

Speaker bio

Michael W Lucas has been using Unix since the late 80s and administering networks since 1995. He now writes about technology for a living, including a brand new book on SNMP.



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