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This book does not exist yet. This item is to sponsor me writing it.

Also, print sponsors get listed in both ebook and print books. There’s no need to buy both, unless you want your name to appear twice in the ebook. I won’t argue.

Print sponsors will be publicly thanked on a “Sponsors” section in the back of the electronic versions of SNMP Mastery by Michael W Lucas. They will receive a free copy of the completed ebook in epub, mobi, and PDF, all DRM-free. Because DRM is stupid.

I will also send print sponsors a physical gift in gratitude for their sponsorship. (Note that shipping gifts overseas costs about $20 more to ship than those to US sponsors. I don’t want to adjust prices through some bogus geo-IP system, but if you feel like tossing in a couple extra bucks to help defray expenses I won’t say no.)

I’m pondering Gustave Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day for the cover, featuring Beastie and Tux.

The Simple Network Management Protocol, or SNMP, seemed like a great idea at the time. Computer vendors needed a straightforward protocol that allowed devices to communicate management information to one another. Such a protocol should be both straightforward and highly structured. Everyone got together and agreed on the requirements and how systems should work.

Then the real world got involved. Thirty-odd years later, SNMP’s simplicity has suffered indignities best not discussed in polite company.

Except we live with it, so we best talk about it.

A knowledgeable sysadmin can transform SNMP from a problem to an ally. It’s the most efficient way to extract information from hosts and network equipment. You can use SNMP to securely issue commands, explore a network, or send complicated information from one host to another.

SNMP Mastery will help you explore this little-understood management protocol, using the net-snmp toolkit.

Walk the walk! Talk the talk! Scrute the inscrutable! SNMPv3! Traps! Custom MIBs!

Possibly written with a HP Lovecraft theme. Because SNMP.