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Current Version: Binary: 5.0.2 (July 19, 2002) / Source: 5.5 (September 29, 2009)

Note: As of October, 2003, Dartware suspended its efforts to produce a Mac OS X specific version of Net-SNMP. The changes Dartware made to versions 4.2.3 and later to make it work on Mac OS X were incorporated in the production build. The sources on the net-snmp project page now build without problem on Mac OS X. They are available from

Net-SNMP for Mac OS X is a Mac OS X version of the open source net-snmp software that makes statistics about a computer available via SNMP. A detailed description of the net-snmp project along with a FAQ and other documentation can be found at the SourceForge site, The net-snmp software in this distribution includes an extensible agent, an SNMP library, snmpget, snmpset, snmpwalk and other tools to set or request information from SNMP agents, and tools to generate or handle SNMP traps. The following MIBS are supported in part or in their entirety:

  • MIB-II General network statistics (RFC 1213)
  • UCD agent extensions (processes, disks, memory, load average, shell commands, error handling)
  • Host Resources (RFC 1514) "initial implementation"
  • SNMPv3 MIBs (RFCs 2571-6)

Net-SNMP is released as open-source freeware. net-snmp 5.0 was a significant rewrite and provided many new features, such as allowing Perl scripts to create responses to SNMP queries. The Mac version hasn't seen an official "build" since 2002, but the latest source code is available, and includes instructions for compiling and using under Mac OS X.

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These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!