OpenBSD comes with a SNMP v2c and v3 daemon in base. Simplistic and privileged separated, this SNMP service is easy to configure and secure – putting Simple, backing into Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
Recently, I have needed to flick on snmpd(8) to provide data to the Cacti logging service. The default configuration in /etc/examples/snmpd.conf will get most people going while only letting the daemon listen on the localhost interface, keeping your SNMP service reasonably secure. Continue reading