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One of the most popular and widely used Network Management Protocols (NMP) is SNMP. SNMP is extremely simple and versatile but it has scalability problems. Attempts to modify the SNMP protocol to solve these problems have not been very successful as it involves a large effort to migrate the installed base to the changed version. A number of alternative NMPs such as RMI interfaces, CORBA and Http have been attempted to overcome the problems with SNMP. However, these interfaces lack the standardization effort and simplicity of the usage that SNMP provides. So currently, every application develops models to achieve the desired level of scalability on its own.
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