This section presents examples of SNMPv2 proxy configurations. On one hand, foreign proxy configurations provide the capability to manage non-SNMP devices. On the other hand, native proxy configurations allow an administrator to shift the computational burden of rich management functionality away from network devices whose primary task is not management. To the extent that SNMPv2 proxy agents function as points of aggregation for management information, proxy configurations may also reduce the bandwidth requirements of large-scale management activities.
The example configurations in this section are simplified for clarity: actual configurations may require additional parties in order to support clock synchronization and distribution of secrets.