Opensource SNMP Trap Receivers ???

Alain Hebert ahebert at
Tue Feb 13 13:29:25 UTC 2018



     snmptt is not that hard once you get used to it.

     snmpttconvert takes care of most cases... Then the rest is all 
about scripting.

     We're using it on Port Up/Down & BGP Session state change.

As for an Open NMS ...  That's another story.

     Good luck.

     PS: We're using a tweaked version of Cacti 0.8.8x with Threshold 
and adding a sFlow Weatrhermap soon, with only ~200 devices (over 5000 
ports) but all the ports are mapped, monitored for traffic, errors and 
pps,  Sites,  Peers and Customers are also documented and we're using it 
for our billing purposes (95th).

Alain Hebert                                ahebert at
PubNIX Inc.
50 boul. St-Charles
P.O. Box 26770     Beaconsfield, Quebec     H9W 6G7
Tel: 514-990-5911    Fax: 514-990-9443

On 02/13/18 08:08, K. Scott Helms wrote:
> Matthew,
> 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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