Date Added: Jan 2010
Networks are rapidly growing in size and there is an increased number critical applications are being network enabled. This is a challenge for administrators who are responsible for managing the network. To ensure availability of the network the administrator needs tools to locate and fix problems. SNMP is the industry standard for managing the IP Networks and a number of tools and products have been built around this protocol. Although SNMP is extremely simple and versatile it suffers from problems like scalability and high bandwidth utilization. Attempts to modify the SNMP protocol to solve these problems have not been very successful.