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

SNMPTEST(1)				     Net-SNMP				      SNMPTEST(1)

NAME
       snmptest - communicates with a network entity using SNMP requests

SYNOPSIS
       snmptest [COMMON OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION
       snmptest  is a flexible SNMP application that can monitor and manage information on a net-
       work entity.

       After invoking the program, a command line interpreter proceeds to  accept  commands.   It
       will prompt with:

       Variable:

       At  this  point you can enter one or more variable names, one per line.	A blank line is a
       command to send a request for each of the variables (in a single  packet)  to  the  remote
       entity. Each variable name is given in the format specified in variables(5).  For example:

       snmptest -c public -v 1 zeus
       Variable: system.sysDescr.0
       Variable:

       will  return some information about the request and reply packets, as well as the informa-
       tion:

       requestid 0x5992478A errstat 0x0 errindex 0x0
       system.sysDescr.0 = STRING: "Unix 4.3BSD"

       Upon startup, the program defaults to sending a GET request packet.  This can  be  changed
       to  a  GETNEXT  request or a SET request by typing the commands "$N" or "$S" respectively.
       Typing "$G" will go back to the GET request mode.

       The command "$D" will toggle the dumping of each sent and received packet.

       The command "$QP" will toggle a quicker, less verbose output form.

       When in the "SET request" mode, more information is requested by the prompt for each vari-
       able.  The prompt:

       Type [i|s|x|d|n|o|t|a]:

       requests  the  type of the variable be entered.	Type "i" for an integer, "s" for an octet
       string in ASCII, "x" for an octet string as hex bytes separated by whitespace, "d" for  an
       octet  string  as decimal bytes separated by whitespace, , "a" for an ip address in dotted
       IP notation, and "o" for an object identifier.  At this point a	value  will  be  prompted
       for:

       Value:

       If  this  is  an  integer  value,  just type the integer (in decimal).  If it is a decimal
       string, type in white-space separated decimal numbers, one per byte of the string.   Again
       type a blank line at the prompt for the variable name to send the packet.

       At the variable name line, typing "$Q" will quit the program.

OPTIONS
       snmptest takes the common options described in the snmpcmd(1) manual page.

SEE ALSO
       snmpcmd(1), snmpget(1), snmpset(1), variables(5)

4th Berkeley Distribution		   08 Feb 2002				      SNMPTEST(1)


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