SNMP service

Definition of SNMP service in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is SNMP service?

The service that enables Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) on a computer running Microsoft Windows NT Server or Windows 2000 Server. Features of the SNMP service include the following:

  • Support for the Windows Sockets application programming interface (API)
  • Extensibility (You can add Management Information Bases through third-party dynamic-link libraries.)
  • Use of standard User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port 161

An additional service called the SNMP Trap Service enables Windows NT to trap SNMP events such as error conditions.

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