[FreeBSD-Announce] Bsnmp enhancements announcement

Deb Goodkin deb at freebsdfoundation.org
Mon Jun 21 19:16:34 UTC 2010

Dear FreeBSD Community,

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Shteryana Shopova has 
been awarded a grant to make improvements to BSNMP.

This project includes several enhancements to the existing FreeBSD
SNMP framework, including SNMPv3-compliant user authentication, packet
encryption and view-based access control. In addition, the project
also includes a new module that will allow full SNMP management and
monitoring of the FreeBSD wireless networking stack. When the
project is completed, FreeBSD should be the OS of choice when building
open source-based embedded wireless appliances due to the advanced
capabilities of its wireless network stack, and the light-weight,
secure and complete management solution that bsnmpd(1) will provide
out of the box. Existing FreeBSD installations that use bsnmpd(1) for
monitoring will also benefit from the added security and finer-grained
access-control to SNMP data.

"SNMP is the defacto standard for network monitoring," said Shteryana
Shopova, FreeBSD developer. She also added, "SNMP is used
everywhere - in network servers, switches,  routers, firewalls,
workstations, ip phones, printers, UPSs, all sorts of embedded
appliances. I am happy to have the opportunity to work on several
additions to bsnmpd(1) that have been requested by the FreeBSD

This project will be completed in October 2010.


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