SNMP vs (fwd)

Michael Dillon michael at
Mon Apr 17 21:40:37 UTC 1995

I mentioned some of the thread re: on portmaster-users because 
there seemed to be an implication that Livingston's Portmaster had a 
problem in its PPP implementation. Now I get a question that I don't know
enough to answer. Perhaps one of you could help this fellow....

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 95 21:37:38 CDT
From: Kevin Sears x3-5160 <searsk at>
To: portmaster-users at
Subject: SNMP vs


What does SNMP and IP address have in common(seen a few postings on this topic tonight wrt Ascend ISDN routers and Netmanage's Chameleon)?

I had a Sniffer on my 3.x.x.x subnet looking for a Portmaster problem when I noticed that I was getting SNMP get next requests from a device in another part of GE directed to my Portmaster on subnet 3.x.x.x with an address of My portmaster's ethernet address was in that packet(i.e. so I'm surprised.

What gives?


Kevin Sears
Systems & Network Support Tech
OnLine Center
GE Medical Systems
PO Box 414, m/s-W595
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Internet: searsk at
Voice: 414-524-5160
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