Windows 2000, SNMP and Security

by Dirk Wisse Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

Not too long ago, when the Internet was still young and yet to be commercialized, security was mainly something for the other guy to be concerned about. For most people involved in the enterprise, the problem at hand was to get the thing up and running, and keep all the connected boxes happy. For every systems person involved, this meant managing dozens of routes, switches and computers, some of which where either too far away to get to the keyboard, or had no keyboard at all. Telneting to the box was a good solution to this sneaker-wear problem, but not all boxes had enough intelligence to provide a shell.