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SNMP - port 161
Simple network management protocol. Used by various devices and applications (including firewalls and routers) to communicate logging and management information with remote monitoring applications. -- "Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor." Elizabeth I, in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, 1625
in win2k the Simple Network Mgmt Protocol agent service is a subcomponent of the Management and Monitoring Tools component. It is not installed by default and must be intentionally installed using the Add/Remove Windows Components routine in the Add/Remove Programs cpl of the Control Panel. Win2k Help explains: "To access the information that the SNMP agent service provides, you need at least one SNMP management system software application. The SNMP service supports but does not currently include SNMP management software, SNMP software must be running on the host which acts as the management system." Bottom line: if you ain't on a managed network, disable it.
ok. I have a question about these ports 163,162 ....I get a lot of this business. this is my TCP dump ----------------------- IP 192.168.1.1.1037 > 192.168.1.254.162: Trap(35) .126.96.36.199.4.1.3955.1.1 192.168.1.1 enterpriseSpecific[specific-trap(1)!=0] 4294967295 [|snmp] IP (***THIS IS MY IP HERE) > 192.168.1.1: icmp 36: (**THIS IS MY IP HERE) udp port 162 unreachable --------------------- Is there anything I should know about this? or should i just ignore it. I have a firewall and a router with NAT and a block WAN request feature.
I know just enough to be a bit worried but not enough to know what to do. I have a COX cable connection..(the chatter on my modem never quits.... my machine doesn't reply most of the time) but why does my modem constantly flicker like a christmans tree...even when my machine is off?