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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for snmptrapd (redhat section 8)

SNMPTRAPD(8)				     Net-SNMP				     SNMPTRAPD(8)

       snmptrapd - Receive and log SNMP trap messages.


       snmptrapd is an SNMP application that receives and logs SNMP TRAP and INFORM messages.

       Note:  the  default  is	to listen on UDP port 162 on all IPv4 interfaces.  Since 162 is a
       privileged port, snmptrapd must be typically be run as root.

       -a      Ignore authenticationFailure traps.

       -c FILE Read FILE as a configuration file.  -C Do not read any configuration files  except
	       the one optionally specified by the -c option.

       -d      Dump (in hexadecimal) the sent and received SNMP packets.

       -D TOKEN[,...]
	       Turn  on  debugging  output for the given TOKEN(s).  Try ALL for extremely verbose

       -e      Print event numbers (rising/falling alarm etc.).

       -f      Do not fork() from the calling shell.

       -F FORMAT
	       When logging to standard output, use the format in the  string  FORMAT.	 See  the
	       section FORMAT SPECIFICATIONS below for more details.

       -h, --help
	       Display a brief usage message and then exit.

       -H      Display	a list of configuration file directives understood by the trap daemon and
	       then exit.

       -l d|0-7
	       Specifies the syslog facility to use when logging to syslog.  'd' means LOG_DAEMON
	       and 0 through 7 mean LOG_LOCAL0 through LOG_LOCAL7.  LOG_LOCAL0 is the default.

       -m MIBLIST
	       Specifies  a  colon  separated  list  of MIB modules to load for this application.
	       This overrides the environment variable MIBS.

       -M DIRLIST
	       Specifies a colon separated list of directories to search for  MIBs.   This  over-
	       rides the environment variable MIBDIRS.

       -n      Do not attempt to translate source addresses of incoming packets into hostnames.

       -o FILE Log formatted incoming traps to FILE.

       -P      Print formatted incoming traps to stderr.

       -s      Log  formatted  incoming  traps	to syslog.  These syslog messages are sent with a
	       level of LOG_WARNING and facility as determined by  the	-l  flag  (LOG_LOCAL0  by
	       default).  This is the default unless the -o or -P flag is used.

       -u FILE Save the process ID of the trap daemon in FILE.

       -v, --version
	       Print version information for the trap daemon and then exit.

       In addition, snmptrapd takes the same output formatting (-O) options as the other Net-SNMP
       commands.  See the section OUTPUT OPTIONS in the snmpcmd(1) manual page.

       snmptrapd interprets format strings similarly to printf(3).  It understands the	following
       formatting sequences:

	   %%  a literal %

	   %t  decimal	number	of  seconds  since  the  operating system's epoch (as returned by

	   %y  current year on the local system

	   %m  current (numeric) month on the local system

	   %l  current day of month on the local system

	   %h  current hour on the local system

	   %j  current minute on the local system

	   %k  current second on the local system

	   %T  the value of the sysUpTime.0 varbind in seconds

	   %Y  the year field from the sysUpTime.0 varbind

	   %M  the numeric month field from the sysUpTime.0 varbind

	   %L  the day of month field from the sysUpTime.0 varbind

	   %H  the hour field from the sysUpTime.0 varbind

	   %J  the minute field from the sysUpTime.0 varbind

	   %K  the seconds field from the sysUpTime.0 varbind

	   %a  the contents of the agent-addr field of the PDU (v1 TRAPs only)

	   %A  the hostname corresponding to the contents of the agent-addr field of the PDU,  if
	       available,  otherwise  the  contents  of the agent-addr field of the PDU (v1 TRAPs

	   %b  PDU source address (Note: this is not necessarily an IPv4 address)

	   %B  PDU source hostname if available, otherwise PDU source address (see note above)

	   %N  enterprise string

	   %w  trap type (numeric, in decimal)

	   %W  trap description

	   %q  trap sub-type (numeric, in decimal)

	   %P  security information from the PDU (community name for v1/v2c, user and context for

	   %v  list of trap's variable-bindings

       In  addition  to these values, you may also specify an optional field width and precision,
       just as in printf(3), and a flag value. The following flags are legal:

	   -   left justify

	   0   use leading zeros

	   #   use alternate form

       The "use alternate form" flag changes the behavior of some  format  flags.  Normally,  the
       fields  that  display  time information base it on the local timezone, but this flag tells
       them to use GMT instead.  Also, the variable-binding  list  is  normally  a  tab-separated
       list, but this flag changes it to a comma-separated one. The alternate form for the uptime
       is similar to "3 days, 0:14:34.65"

       To get a message like "14:03 TRAP3.1 from humpty.ucd.edu" you  could  use  something  like

	      snmptrapd -P -F "%02.2h:%02.2j TRAP%w.%q from %A\n"

       If you want the same thing but in GMT rather than local time, use

	      snmptrapd -P -F "%#02.2h:%#02.2j TRAP%w.%q from %A\n"

       By default, snmptrapd listens for incoming SNMP TRAP and INFORM packets on UDP port 162 on
       all IPv4 interfaces.  However, it is possible to modify this behaviour by  specifying  one
       or  more  listening addresses as arguments to snmptrapd.  See the snmpd(1) manual page for
       more information about the format of listening addresses.

       As of net-snmp 5.0, the snmptrapd application supports the NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB.  It  does
       this  by  opening  an AgentX subagent connection to the master snmpd agent and registering
       the notification log tables.  As long as the snmpd application is started first,  it  will
       attach  itself  to  it and thus you should be able to view the last recorded notifications
       via the nlmLogTable and nlmLogVariableTable.  See the snmptrapd.conf file and the "dontRe-
       tainLogs"  token  for  turning  off  this  support.  See the NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB for more
       details about the MIB itself.

       See the snmptrapd.conf(5) manual page.

       snmpcmd(1), snmpd(1), printf(3), snmptrapd.conf(5), syslog(8), variables(5)

4th Berkeley Distribution		   07 Feb 2002				     SNMPTRAPD(8)

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