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Can SNMP on Digi Port Servers be disabled?


Occasionally you may have request to turn off/ disable a specific feature to help secure a site.   One such request may involve the disabling the SNMP on Digi Port Servers.  



Because SNMP is designed to allow administrators to monitor and configure network devices remotely it can also be used to penetrate a local area network (LAN). If SNMP is not used in a network it should be turned off, because aside from creating a vulnerability it will consume available network bandwidth and needlessly use CPU cycles. A significant number of software tools can scan the entire network over SNMP, therefore mistakes in the configuration of the read-write mode can make a network susceptible to attacks.  This has already been tested at one of our client and no issue have to date been reported.  

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