snmpstatus



SNMPSTATUS(1)                      Net-SNMP                      SNMPSTATUS(1)




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  con-
       sist  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 (ifOutUCastP-
              kts.* + 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  (ifOp-
       erStatus.*),  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)



4th Berkeley Distribution         25 Jul 2003                    SNMPSTATUS(1)

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