Opensource SNMP Trap Receivers ???

Matthew Huff mhuff at
Tue Feb 13 13:25:16 UTC 2018

Oh hell yes, there isn’t anything simple about SNMP. A number of people have very quickly suggested SNMPTT, which is the sort of product I was looking for. My google foo had failed me. Thanks.

Matthew Huff             | 1 Manhattanville Rd 
Director of Operations   | Purchase, NY 10577
OTA Management LLC       | Phone: 914-460-4039

From: kscott.helms at [mailto:kscott.helms at] On Behalf Of K. Scott Helms
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:09 AM
To: Matthew Huff <mhuff at>
Cc: nanog <nanog at>
Subject: Re: Opensource SNMP Trap Receivers ???


Sadly, open source + SNMP traps != simple.

The simplest option that I've personally used in the past is SNMPTT with Nagios.

The main problem is that SNMP traps, like most of SNMP, aren't simple despite the name.  Having said that it can be done especially if the gear doesn't change too often.

Scott Helms

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:44 AM, Matthew Huff <mhuff at> wrote:
We are retiring a legacy SNMP system and are looking for a simple, opensource SNMP trap receiver/alerting system. We aren't looking for a full SNMP system, just something that will receive snmp traps and email/alert based on them.

1) Looking for something off the shelf, not a development project
2) Opensource or low cost
3) SNMP MIB compiler

Any suggestions?

Matthew Huff             | 1 Manhattanville Rd
Director of Operations   | Purchase, NY 10577
OTA Management LLC       | Phone: 914-460-4039

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