By default, all snmp retries are transmitted at the same interval. However, we don’t want that to happen when the client is on a vpn connection or the network is flaky and the responses to snmp requests reach later than the timeout period. In such cases, we would want an increasing timeout value to accommodate snmp entities which cannot respond within the timeout interval. Does that sound too complicated? In fact, this can be done very easily. Here’s a little tip.