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SNMPCONF(1)				     Net-SNMP				      SNMPCONF(1)

NAME
       snmpconf - creates and modifies SNMP configuration files

SYNOPSIS
       snmpconf [OPTIONS] [fileToCreate]

       Start with:
	      snmpconf -g basic_setup

       Or even just:
	      snmpconf

DESCRIPTION
       snmpconf  is  a	simple Perl script that walks you through setting up a configuration file
       step by step.  It should be fairly straight forward to use.  Merely run it and answer  its
       questions.

       In  its	default mode of operation, it prompts the user with menus showing sections of the
       various configuration files it knows about.  When the user selects a section,  a  sub-menu
       is  shown  listing  of the descriptions of the tokens that can be created in that section.
       When a description is selected, the user is prompted with  questions  that  construct  the
       configuration line in question.

       Finally,  when the user quits the program any configuration files that have been edited by
       the user are saved to the local directory, fully commented.

       A particularly useful option is the -g switch, which walks a user through a  specific  set
       of configuration questions.  Run:

	      snmpconf -g basic_setup

       for an example.

OPTIONS
       -f      Force  overwriting  existing  files in the current directory without prompting the
	       user if this is a desired thing to do.

       -i      When finished, install the files into the location where the  global  system  com-
	       mands expect to find them.

       -p      When  finished,	install the files into the users home directory's .snmp subdirec-
	       tory (where the applications will also search for configuration files).

       -I DIRECTORY
	       When finished, install the files into the directory DIRECTORY.

       -a      Don't ask any questions.  Simply read in the various known configuration files and
	       write  them back out again.  This has the effect of "auto-commenting" the configu-
	       ration files for you.  See the NEAT TRICKS section below.

       -rall|none
	       Read in either all or none of the found configuration  files.   Normally  snmpconf
	       prompts	you  for which files you wish to read in.  Reading in these configuration
	       files will merge these files with the results of the questions  that  it  asks  of
	       you.

       -R FILE,...
	       Read in a specific list of configuration files.

       -g GROUPNAME
	       Groups  of  configuration  entries  can be created that can be used to walk a user
	       through a series of questions to create an initial configuration file.  There  are
	       no menus to navigate, just a list of questions.	Run:

		      snmpconf -g basic_setup

	       for a good example.

       -G      List all the known groups.

       -c CONFIGDIR
	       snmpconf  uses  a  directory of configuration information to learn about the files
	       and questions that it should be asking.	This option tells snmpconf to use a  dif-
	       ferent location for configuring itself.

       -q      Run  slightly  more quietly.  Since this is an interactive program, I don't recom-
	       mend this option since it  only	removes  information  from  the  output  that  is
	       designed to help you.

       -d      Turn on lots of debugging output.

       -D      Add even more debugging output in the form of Perl variable dumps.

NEAT TRICKS
       snmpconf -g basic_setup
	      Have I mentioned this command enough yet?  It's designed to walk someone through an
	      initial setup for the snmpd(8) daemon.  Really, you should try it.

       snmpconf -R /usr/local/snmp/snmpd.conf -a -f snmpd.conf
	      Automatically reads in an snmpd.conf file (for example) and adds comments  to  them
	      describing what each token does.	Try it.  It's cool.

NOTES
       snmpconf  is  actually a very generic utility that could be easily configured to help con-
       struct just about any kind of configuration file.  Its default configuration set of  files
       are SNMP based.

SEE ALSO
       snmpd(8), snmp_config(5), snmp.conf(5), snmpd.conf(5)

V5.7.2					   25 Feb 2003				      SNMPCONF(1)
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