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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.
       In 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)