Short for Simple Network Management Protocol, a set of protocols for managing complex networks. SNMP works by sending messages, called protocol data units (PDUs), to different parts of a network. SNMP-compliant devices, called agents, store data about themselves in Management Information Bases (MIBs) and return this data to the SNMP requesters. Network managers have turned to a related technology called RMON that provides more detailed information about network usage.
Meaning of SNMP in English
DAX English glossary of key connectivity terms. Английский глоссарий основных терминов по коммуникациям DAX. 2012