SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3 Comparison
- First appeared in 1988.
- The most commonly deployed version of SNMP.
- Security is extremely poor. Passwords are transmitted as plaintext.
- Adds new request types to receive large amounts of data with a single request.
- Introduced a new security system to address the major issue with SNMP1. This security system was overly complex so SNMPv2 was rarely implemented.
Makes security more manageable and remote configuration enhancements.
Recognized by the Internet engineering Task Force as a fully mature internet standard.