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SNMP Vs ICMP ping

dinekal
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Hi guys,

Can any of you guys clarify how a SNMP ping differs from ICMP ping.

Thanks

Dinesh

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dinekal
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Hi,

Awaiting for the reply.Can you pls. let me know.

Thanks

Pavel Bykov
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Level 5

ICMP sends echo, SNMP sends query.

For SNMP ping to be successfull you have to have SNMP agent active. Also SNMP runs on a different port than ICMP (ICMP is usually blocked for security reasons).

So while ICMP ping only checks for conectivity, SNMP also checks for correct function of SNMP agent.