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Section: Net-SNMP (1)
Updated: 08 Feb 2002
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NAME

snmpconf – creates and modifies SNMP configuration files
 

SYNOPSIS

snmpconf

[OPTIONS] [fileToCreate]


Start with:

snmpconf

-g basic_setup

Or even just:

snmpconf


 

DESCRIPTION

snmpconf

is a simple Perl script that walks you through setting up a
configuration file step by step. It should be fairly straight forward
to use. Merely run it and answer its questions.

In its default mode of operation, it prompts the user with menus
showing sections of the various configuration files it knows about.
When the user selects a section, a sub-menu is shown listing of the
descriptions of the tokens that can be created in that section. When
a description is selected, the user is prompted with questions that
construct the configuration line in question.

Finally, when the user quits the program any configuration files that
have been edited by the user are saved to the local directory, fully
commented.

A particularly useful option is the
-g

switch, which walks a user through a specific set of configuration
questions. Run:


snmpconf -g basic_setup

for an example.
 

OPTIONS


-f


Force overwriting existing files in the current directory without
prompting the user if this is a desired thing to do.
-i


When finished, install the files into the location where the global
system commands expect to find them.
-p


When finished, install the files into the users home directory’s .snmp
subdirectory (where the applications will also search for
configuration files).
-I DIRECTORY


When finished, install the files into the directory
DIRECTORY.

-a


Don’t ask any questions. Simply read in the various known
configuration files and write them back out again. This has the
effect of "auto-commenting" the configuration files for you. See
the
NEAT TRICKS

section below.

-rall|none


Read in either all or none of the found configuration files. Normally
snmpconf

prompts you for which files you wish to read in. Reading in
these configuration files will merge these files with the results of
the questions that it asks of you.

-R FILE,…


Read in a specific list of configuration files.
-g GROUPNAME


Groups of configuration entries can be created that can be used to
walk a user through a series of questions to create an initial
configuration file. There are no menus to navigate, just a list of
questions. Run:


snmpconf -g basic_setup

for a good example.

-G


List all the known groups.
-c CONFIGDIR


snmpconf

uses a directory of configuration information to learn about
the files and questions that it should be asking. This option tells
snmpconf

to use a different location for configuring itself.

-q


Run slightly more quietly. Since this is an interactive program, I
don’t recommend this option since it only removes information from the
output that is designed to help you.
-d


Turn on
lots

of debugging output.

-D


Add
even more

debugging output in the form of Perl variable dumps.



 

NEAT TRICKS


snmpconf -g basic_setup

Have I mentioned this command enough yet? It’s designed to walk
someone through an initial setup for the
snmpd(8)

daemon. Really, you should try it.

snmpconf -R /usr/local/snmp/snmpd.conf -a -f snmpd.conf

Automatically reads in an snmpd.conf file (for example) and adds
comments to them describing what each token does. Try it. It’s cool.

 

NOTES

snmpconf

is actually a very generic utility that could be easily
configured to help construct just about any kind of configuration
file. Its default configuration set of files are SNMP based.
 

SEE ALSO

snmpd(8), snmp_config(5), snmp.conf(5), snmpd.conf(5)



 

Index



NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

NEAT TRICKS

NOTES

SEE ALSO



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