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SNMPSTATUS


Section: Net-SNMP (1)
Updated: 25 Jul 2003
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NAME

snmpstatus – retrieves a fixed set of management information from a network entity
 

SYNOPSIS

snmpstatus

[COMMON OPTIONS] [-Cf] AGENT
 

DESCRIPTION

snmpstatus

is an SNMP application that retrieves several important statistics
from a network entity.

AGENT identifies a target SNMP agent, which is instrumented
to monitor the given objects. At its simplest, the AGENT
specification will consist of a hostname or an IPv4 address.
n this situation, the command will attempt communication with
the agent, using UDP/IPv4 to port 161 of the given target host.

See the
snmpcmd(1)

manual page for a full list of the possible formats for AGENT.

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 netdev-kbox.cc.cmu.edu

will produce output similar to the following:

[128.2.56.220]=>[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.

 

OPTIONS


COMMON OPTIONS


Please see
snmpcmd(1)

for a list of possible values for COMMON OPTIONS
as well as their descriptions.

-Cf


By default, snmpstatus will try to fix errors returned
by the agent and retry a request. In this situation,
the command will display the data that it can. If the -Cf option
is specified, then snmpstatus will not try to fix
errors, and the error will cause the command to terminate.

 

SEE ALSO

snmpcmd(1), snmpget(1)



 

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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

SEE ALSO



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