Note: This topic applies to the Hearst Release.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is part of the IETF’s Internet Protocol suite. It is used to enable a network-attached device to be monitored, typically for centralized administrative purposes.
The Smoothwall’s SNMP service operates as an SNMP agent that gathers all manner of system status information, including the following:
|||System name, description, location and contact information|
|||Live TCP and UDP connection tables|
|||Detailed network interface and usage statistics|
|||Network routing table|
|||Disk usage information|
|||Memory usage information.|
In SNMP terminology, the Smoothwall can be regarded as a managed device when the SNMP service is enabled. The SNMP service allows all gathered management data to be queried by any SNMP-compatible NMS (Network Management System) devices, that is a member of the same SNMS community.
The Community field is effectively a simple password control that enables SNMP devices sharing the same password to communicate with each other.
|1.||Go to the Services > SNMP > SNMP page.|
|3.||Enter the SNMP community password into the Community text field. The default value
Note: To view information and statistics provided by the system's SNMP service, a third-party SNMP management tool is required. For specific details about how to view all the information made accessible by the Smoothwall’s SNMP service, refer to the product documentation that accompanies your preferred SNMP management tool.
Note: To access the SNMP service, remote access permissions for the SNMP service must be configured. For further information, see Configuring External Access Rules.