"Simple Network Management Protocol" is a relative
term. To the uninitiated, raw SNMP output, along with arcane technobabble like
"MIB" and "ASN.1," looks a little daunting. Developing some understanding of how
to parse and filter SNMP information doesn't take long, though, and can put you on a
fast track to making SNMP bend to your whim.
August 11, 2004