In which of these would you be most likely to use SNMP?
A) Share a printer in Windows
B) Transfer a file over an encrypted channel
C) Authenticate to an X.500 directory
D) Gather statistics from a network switch
E) Automate the configuration of IP settings
F) I’d most likely use this to pass my exam
The answer: D) Gather statistics from a network switch
SNMP is the Simple Network Management Protocol, and it’s used to view statistics and configure settings on network devices.
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