The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is widely deployed to
monitor, control and configure network elements. Even though the
SNMP technology is well documented, it remains relatively unclear how
SNMP is used in practice and what typical SNMP usage patterns are.
This document proposes to carry out large scale SNMP traffic
measurements in order to develop a better understanding how SNMP is
used in real world production networks. It describes the motivation,
the measurement approach, and the tools and data formats needed to
carry out such a study.