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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for snmpset (redhat section 1)

SNMPSET(1)							     Net-SNMP								SNMPSET(1)

NAME
snmpset - communicates with a network entity using SNMP SET Requests.
SYNOPSIS
snmpset [COMMON OPTIONS] OID TYPE VALUE [OID TYPE VALUE]...
DESCRIPTION
snmpset is an SNMP application that uses the SNMP SET request to set information on a network entity. One or more object identifiers (OIDs) must be given as arguments on the command line. A type and a value to be set must accompany each object identifier. Each variable name is given in the format specified in variables(5). The TYPE is a single character, one of: i INTEGER u UNSIGNED s STRING x HEX STRING d DECIMAL STRING n NULLOBJ o OBJID t TIMETICKS a IPADDRESS b BITS If you have the proper MIB file loaded, you can, in most cases, replace the type with an '=' sign. For an object of type OCTET STRING this will assume a string like the 's' type notation. For other types it will do "The Right Thing". For example: snmpset -c private -v 1 test-hub system.sysContact.0 s dpz@noc.rutgers.edu ip.ipforwarding.0 = 2 will set the variables sysContact.0 and ipForwarding.0: system.sysContact.0 = STRING: "dpz@noc.rutgers.edu" ip.ipForwarding.0 = INTEGER: not-forwarding(2) If the network entity has an error processing the request packet, an error packet will be returned and a message will be shown, helping to pinpoint in what way the request was malformed.
OPTIONS
snmpset takes the common options described in the snmpcmd(1) manual page.
SEE ALSO
snmpcmd(1), variables(5). 4th Berkeley Distribution 08 Feb 2002 SNMPSET(1)