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

SNMPSTATUS(1)							     Net-SNMP							     SNMPSTATUS(1)

snmpstatus - Retrieves important information from a network entity.
snmpstatus [COMMON OPTIONS]
snmpstatus is an SNMP application that retrieves several important statistics from a network entity. The information returned is: The IP address of the entity. A textual description of the entity (sysDescr.0) The uptime of the entity's SNMP agent (sysUpTime.0) The sum of received packets on all interfaces (ifInUCastPkts.* + ifInNUCastPkts.*) The sum of transmitted packets on all interfaces (ifOutUCastPkts.* + ifOutNUCastPkts.*) The number of IP input packets (ipInReceives.0) The number of IP output packets (ipOutRequests.0) For example: snmpstatus -c public -v 1 will produce output similar to the following: []=>[Kinetics FastPath2] Up: 1 day, 4:43:31 Interfaces: 1, Recv/Trans packets: 262874/39867 | IP: 31603/15805 snmpstatus also checks the operational status of all interfaces (ifOperStatus.*), and if it finds any that are not running, it will report in a manner similar to this: 2 interfaces are down! 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. snmpstatus will attempt to reform its request to eliminate the malformed variable (unless the -Cf option is given, see below), but this variable will then be missing from the displayed data.
snmpstatus takes the common options described in the snmpcmd(1) manual page and also the -Cf option described in the snmpget(1) manual page.
snmpcmd(1), snmpget(1) 4th Berkeley Distribution 08 Feb 2002 SNMPSTATUS(1)