In many resources, I see that community strings are also called default passwords. But in the Server Manager, I see "Community name" and it makes more sense. So why people often use the phrase "default password"? If we enumerate the information by their name...


"Community Name" are used in SNMP v1 and v2 as an authentication asset: one presenting the good "Community Name" in his request will be authorized to get/set informations.

That's probably why people call this "default password" ...

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