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NAME

       snmpget - communicates with a network entity using SNMP GET requests

SYNOPSIS

       snmpget [COMMON OPTIONS] [-Cf] AGENT OID [OID]...

DESCRIPTION

       snmpget  is an SNMP application that uses the SNMP GET request to query for information on
       a network entity.  One or more object identifiers (OIDs) may be given as arguments on  the
       command line.  Each variable name is given in the format specified in variables(5).

OPTIONS

       -Cf     If  -Cf  is  not specified, some applications (snmpdelta, snmpget, snmpgetnext and
               snmpstatus) will try to fix errors returned by the agent that you were talking  to
               and resend the request.  The only time this is really useful is if you specified a
               OID that didn't exist in your request and you're using SNMPv1 which requires  "all
               or nothing" kinds of requests.

       In  addition  to this option, snmpget takes the common options described in the snmpcmd(1)
       manual page.  Note that snmpget REQUIRES an argument specifying the agent to query and  at
       least one OID argument, as described there.

EXAMPLES

       The command:

           snmpget -c public zeus system.sysDescr.0

       will retrieve the variable system.sysDescr.0 from the host zeus using the community string
       public :

           system.sysDescr.0 = "SunOS zeus.net.cmu.edu 4.1.3_U1 1 sun4m"

       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.  If there were other variables in the  request,  the  request  will  be  resent
       without the bad variable.

       Here  is another example. The -c and -v options are defined in the snmpcmd(1) manual page.
       (Note that system.sysUpTime is an incomplete OID, as it needs the  .0  index  appended  to
       it):

           snmpget -v1 -Cf -c public localhost system.sysUpTime system.sysContact.0

       This example will return the following:

           Error in packet
           Reason: (noSuchName) There is no such variable name in this MIB.
           This name doesn't exist: system.sysUpTime

       Similarly, the command:
           snmpget -v1 -c public localhost system.sysUpTime system.sysContact.0

       Will return:

           Error in packet
           Reason: (noSuchName) There is no such variable name in this MIB.
           This name doesn't exist: system.sysUpTime

           system.sysContact.0 = STRING: root@localhost

       With the -Cf flag specified the application will not try to fix the PDU for you.

SEE ALSO

       snmpcmd(1), snmpwalk(1), variables(5).