While originally developed to run over IP-based networks, SNMP can be adapted to run over other networking protocols. The implementation of SNMP provides any Network Management Station (NMS) that uses standard SNMP interfaces the ability to view and change operating parameters of network nodes over the Internet Protocol (IP).
By using the SCO SNMP implementation, a network administrator can gather information such as routing entries, interface status, and protocol statistics. If problems are encountered, the administrator can manipulate items such as the ARP cache and the routing table to add, delete, and modify entries.
This topic describes SNMP commands and files, explains how to configure SNMP, and shows some examples of how you might use SNMP to troubleshoot your network.