SNMP bridges

Network bridges connect different network segments, thus functioning similar to switches network switches. However, bridges are more intelligent devices, since they, just like routers, are capable of directing traffic to destination segments. However, whereas bridges work at data link layer (i.e., use MAC addresses to distinguish packets), routers work at network layer (distinguish IP addresses) and are more flexible.

Managed network bridges often include SNMP agents to watch and control their behavior, if necessary. Note that in general case bridges can’t analyze traffic, unless they do port mirroring and/or support switch monitoring protocol.


Related terms:
SNMP agents
SNMP browser
SNMP hubs
SNMP router
SNMP switch
SNMP traps

IPHost features:

SNMP Monitoring – network testing, scanning, check
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SNMP Traps Monitor
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SNMP monitoring
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