SNMP requests are not done in response to failing polls. SNMP requests are
done for new node discovery and config check.
Polling is done at the interface level. When a poll for an interface times
out, and all retries are exhausted without a response, you should see an
Interface down trap for that interface. If the box still has other
interfaces which are up, you should see a Node Marginal trap. When all
interfaces on the box are down, you should see a Node Down trap.
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"Chris P." <chrisp@IODINE.UCIA.GOV> on 08/10/98 01:29:53 PM
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Subject: status polling
When netview polls a device for status and does not get a response what
Does netview then generate a trap or
does it send an snmp request to the device?
I guess what I'm trying find out is let's say there is a router that is
completely out and netview does a status poll but receives no response, is
netview going to generate an interface down trap or something more
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