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AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks

SNMP Daemon

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) daemon is a background server process that can be run on any Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) workstation host. The daemon, acting as SNMP agent, receives, authenticates, and processes SNMP requests from manager applications. Read "Simple Network Management Protocol," "How a Manager Functions," and "How an Agent Functions" in AIX Communications Programming Concepts for more detailed information on agent and manager functions.

Note: The terms SNMP daemon, SNMP agent, and agent are used interchangeably.

The snmpd daemon requires the loopback TCP/IP interface to be active for minimal configuration. Enter the following command before starting TCP/IP:

ifconfig lo0 loopback up

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