SNMPSTATUS(1) Net-SNMP SNMPSTATUS(1)
snmpstatus - retrieves a fixed set of management information from a
snmpstatus [COMMON OPTIONS] [-Cf] AGENT
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
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.* +
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)
snmpstatus -c public -v 1 netdev-kbox.cc.cmu.edu
will produce output similar to the following:
[188.8.131.52]=>[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.
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.
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