SNMP Trace Analysis Definitions

  • Gijs van den Broek
  • Jürgen Schönwälder
  • Aiko Pras
  • Matúš Harvan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5127)


The Network Management Research Group (NMRG) started an activity to collect traces of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) from operational networks. To analyze these traces, it is necessary to split potentially large traces into more manageable pieces that make it easier to deal with large data sets and simplify the analysis of the data. This document introduces some common definitions that have been found useful for implementing tools to support trace analysis.


simple network management protocol traffic modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gijs van den Broek
    • 1
  • Jürgen Schönwälder
    • 2
  • Aiko Pras
    • 1
  • Matúš Harvan
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer ScienceUniversity of TwenteNetherlands
  2. 2.Computer ScienceJacobs University BremenGermany
  3. 3.Computer ScienceETH ZurichSwitzerland

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