Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. net-snmp is the main SNMP implementation for Linux and BSD platforms. On Ubuntu or Debian net-snmp tools are installed as follows:
$ sudo apt-get install snmp
You can also install snmpd package. This package contains the SNMP agent.
For licensing reasons, net-snmp package installs only a small number of MIBs in /usr/share/mibs directory. A large number of standard MIBs can be installed using snmp-mibs-downloader package:
$ sudo apt-get install snmp-mibs-downloader $ sudo download-mibs
To have the new MIBs recognized by net-snmp, edit /etc/snmp/snmp.conf file as follows:
$ cat /etc/snmp/snmp.conf mibs +ALL $
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