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SNMP over SSH - Research
Producer: The Server which you want to Monitor running net-snmp

Proxy: Accessible to Both to Monitoring Server (MS) and to the Producer


I want to monitor my Personal System from MS. I have setup Firewall to access my system. In that Only port 22 is open. You cannot access SNMP running on my personal system directly. So I have setup one Proxy Machine i.e. ABC which is accessible to MS and you can access my machine from ABC also.

Proxy Machine: ABC

On Proxy Machine:

ssh -f -N root@<PRODUCER IP> -L 6004:localhost:6004

Start TCP to UDP socat on Producer:

socat -d -d -d  -lffoo.log TCP4-LISTEN:6004,fork UDP4:localhost:161

Start UDP to TCP socat on Proxy:

socat -d -d -d -lffoo.log UDP4-LISTEN:161,fork TCP:localhost:6004

Test by running snmpwalk on Proxy Machine:

snmpwalk -v1 -c public localhost


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