General Usage Notes
Use multiple Users
- One for each action (get, set, trap)
- Different Authentication passphrases
Always use Privacy - authPriv
- Make sure the passphrases are different from the User's
Always set up your initial security in a secure environment before exposing the system to the elements.
SUMMARY: SNMP is a Message Passing Protocol.
Always use SSH to connect to your Cisco devices
- Requires the encryption IOS and CatOS versions
- Well worth the investment