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Can SNMP on Digi Port Servers be disabled?

Overview

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.  

 

Resolution/Topic

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.  

Related Defects:

N/A

 


KB51192