This document answers frequently asked questions about SNMP.
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Can Compatible Systems routers report port speed in bytes per
A. Compatible Systems routers don't have facilities to do that, but they
do have SNMP hooks that SNMP management tools can use to report that
CyberGauge from Neon
for Macs (and soon Win 95/98/NT in Jan, 99).
There is Multi-Router
Traffic Grapher (MRTG)
for UNIX and Windows NT workstations.
Additionally for Windows NT, there is
SNMPc from CastleRock
How do I set the SNMP community names for the 900i or 1000R or
A. For Software versions prior to 4.0.0 the 900i, 1000R and 3000E use the
public community name and cannot be changed. The only information that you can
enter is the system name, domain, and location.
Do you have MIBs available for download anywhere?
A. We do not have a vendor-specific MIB for our products. We comply with
the MIB-II specification for IP. Your SNMP package should give you enough
information to talk to the devices via SNMP.
When adding a new SNMP section to a text configuration, if I configure
the [SNMP CommunityString <NAME>] section first - Why can't I then add
the [SNMP] section?
A. This is a bug in all present 4.x.x releases. The workaround is to
configure the [SNMP] section first. Then you will be able to configure the
other SNMP sections.
My RISC Router 3000E, running v4.0.2, does not seem to respond to SNMP
requests from my Sun Net Manager for address translation table variables. I've
moved back to v3.0.8 and all seems to be OK.
A. These variables were removed from the 3000E code. The reason for doing
so was because the variables have been deprecated (removed) from SNMP MIB II
and we needed the space in the code. The IP address table (ARP Table) can still
be obtained and is contained in the following variables: