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Community strings

A community string is a text string which acts to help authenticate requests from the NMS to your meter.

There are two community strings on your meter:

  • Read Only Community: this community string is used by SNMP get (read-only) requests. The read only community string’s initial factory-set value is public.

  • Read Write Community: this community string is used by SNMP set (read/write) requests. The read write community string’s initial factory-set value is private.

NOTE: You can also use the read write community string for SNMP get (read-only) requests.

If your meter receives an incorrect community string, it generates an AuthenticationFailure trap.

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