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Re: snmpd

On Wed, Oct 21, 1998 at 08:57:33AM -0400, Michael Alan Dorman wrote:
> "Steve Lamb" <morpheus@teleute.ml.org> writes:
> >     I see that we have the CMU snmpd.  However, a few coworkers have said
> > that the other (UCD?) snmpd is much better.  Is this true or not?  If so, any
> > plans by anyone to debainize it?
> I can't speak for him, but David Engel is the maintainer for our
> current snmp code, and I've talked with him at various times over the
> last few months about ucd.
> He has begun debianizing ucd, but it obviously won't make it for
> slink.  Depending on our time commitments, I suspect one or the other
> of us (I've got a copy of his initial stab at ucd---I was hoping to
> get it done for slink, but ran out of time) will get something out
> before too long (I'd guess end of November at the latest).

Correct.  I am finally about to get some time to work on Debian again,
but that time will be spent cleaning up problems with my other

IMHO, UCD's SNMP is the way to go.  It's lacking some minor Linux/x86
specific features that the older Linux SNMP package has, but it is
more portable (i.e. compatible with other Unixen) and more widely
supported.  FWIW, RedHat is also switching to UCD SNMP for their 5.2

Finally, since I can't promise when I'll get back to it, anyone who is
interested in finishing up what I have done already, should get in
touch with me or Michael.

David Engel

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