/usr/share/snmp/snmptrapd.conf - configuration file for the Net-SNMP trap daemon.
snmptrapd.conf is the configuration file(s) which define how the Net-SNMP SNMP trap receiving daemon operates
when it receives a trap. These files may contain any of the directives found in the DIRECTIVES section below.
This file is not required for the daemon to operate, receive, or report traps. It is used solely as a method
of providing extensibility to the trap daemon.
PLEASE READ FIRST
First, make sure you have read the snmp_config(5) manual page that describes how the Net-SNMP configuration
files operate, where they are located and how they all work together.
traphandle OID|default PROGRAM [ARGS ...]
The traphandle configuration directive configures the snmptrapd program to launch an external program
any time it receives a trap matching the OID token. If the OID token is the word default then any trap
not matching any other trap handler will call this default one instead. The program is fed details
about the trap to its standard input, in the following format, one entry per line:
The name of the host in question that sent the trap, as determined by gethostbyaddr(3).
The IP address of the host that sent the trap.
A list of variable bindings that describe the trap and the variables enclosed in it. The first
token on the line, up until the space, in the OID and the remainder of the line is its value.
The first OID should be the system.sysUpTime.0 OID, and the second should be the
...snmpTrap.snmpTrapOID.0 OID. The remainder of the OIDs, with the possible exception of the
last one, are the variable bindings contained within the trap. For SNMPv1 traps, the very last
OID will be the ...snmpTrap.snmpTrapEnterprise OID and its value. Essentially, SNMPv1 traps
have been converted to the SNMPv2 trap PDU type by the method described in the
SNMPv1/SNMPv2/SNMPv3 coexistence document (RFC2576).
A traptoemail script has been included in the Net-SNMP package that can be used as a trap handle
traphandle /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/traptoemail -s mysmtp.somewhere.com -f email@example.com
Turns off the support for the NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB and thus doesn't retain logged traps. Normally the
snmptrapd program keeps a certain number of traps around in memory so they can be retrieved via query-
ing the nlmLogTable and nlmLogvariableTable tables. See the snmptrapd manual page and the NOTIFICA-
TION-LOG-MIB for details.
createUser username (MD5|SHA) authpassphrase [DES]
See the snmpd.conf(5) manual page for a description of how to create SNMPv3 users. It's roughly the
same, but the file name changes to snmptrapd.conf from snmpd.conf.
The format used to print a SNMPv1 TRAP message. See snmptrapd(8) for the layout characters available.
The format used to print a SNMPv2 TRAP2 or INFORM message (note that the SNMPv3 protocol uses SNMPv2
style TRAPs and INFORMs).
o The daemon blocks on the executing traphandle commands. (This should be fixed in the future with an
appropriate signal catch and wait() combination).