snmp versus /proc
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Sat Aug 20 21:52:40 UTC 2005
Am Sa, den 20.08.2005 schrieb Timothy Murphy um 23:37:
> I've been looking (not very hard) at RRD (round-robin database),
> and I notice that several examples displaying things like memory usage
> use snmp (more precisely snmpwalk) to gather the information.
> I'm just wondering if this still makes sense.
> Most of the information seems to be available in /proc ,
> and I wondered if it is just conservatism
> that leads people to keep on with snmp ?
> Timothy Murphy
Programming with SNMP you get a wider range of network device's
information than just by systems having a /proc partition (like Linux;
on BSD /proc often isn't even mounted for security reasons).
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