[unisog] Cisco switch monitoring without SNMP

Penn, Blake pennb at uww.edu
Tue Oct 17 14:58:56 GMT 2006

There is also a good native Win32 sshd at www.freesshd.com - with that and
ActiveState's expect you can avoid the cygwin stuff altogether.

Blake Penn, CISSP                             
Information Security Officer          
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
(p) 262-472-7792 (f) 262-472-1285
pennb at uww.edu | http://www.uww.edu/security/ 
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From: "Micheal Cottingham" <micheal.cottingham at sv.vccs.edu>
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Subject: Re: [unisog] Cisco switch monitoring without SNMP

> My understanding is that the higher-ups don't want to use SNMP. That's
> about all I know. I'd love to use SNMP, but I can't. I did find the
> Cisco Networking Assistant from Cisco, but it requires the HTTP
> interface to be on, which is a big no-no in my book. It is rather nice
> though. The problem with expect scripts is we run a Windows-only
> environment, which unfortunately limits what we can do with that. I
> appreciate the suggestions.

there is expect for windows now (http://expect.nist.gov/)... like the others

said... snmp is the correct choice for network device monitoring.... but we 
would love to hear why your higher-ups dont want to use snmp so that we can 
educate them about it...


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