The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used on networked devices to
read, write, and update device configuration remotely. Windows desktop systems
typically do not run SNMP services by default but these can be enabled for
testing. Server operating systems often run SNMP services by default as do
network devices such as routers, printers, special purpose equipment, switches,
In this video, a Windows XP box has SNMP enabled to act as a test target. A
Backtrack 5 R3 host is used to perform assessment. The video progresses through
host discovery, port identification, service verification, finding community
strings, dumping device configuration, and altering device configuration.
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