Simple Network Management Protocol(`snmp`) is an "Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on networks.

SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol.

This standard protocol helps manage and collect data on machines like switches, routers, servers, desktops, etc. It is used mostly in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention. A service like cacti or nagios take snmp information and provide better ways on monitoring your systems.

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