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       snmpconf - creates and modifies SNMP configuration files


       snmpconf [OPTIONS] [fileToCreate]

       Start with:
              snmpconf -g basic_setup

       Or even just:


       snmpconf  is  a  simple Perl script that walks you through setting up a
       configuration file step by step.  It should be fairly straight  forward
       to use.  Merely run it and answer its questions.

       In  its  default  mode  of  operation,  it  prompts the user with menus
       showing sections of the various configuration  files  it  knows  about.
       When  the  user  selects  a section, a sub-menu is shown listing of the
       descriptions of the tokens that can be created in that section.  When a
       description  is  selected,  the  user  is  prompted with questions that
       construct the configuration line in question.

       Finally, when the user quits the program any configuration  files  that
       have  been  edited  by the user are saved to the local directory, fully

       A particularly useful option is the  -g  switch,  which  walks  a  user
       through a specific set of configuration questions.  Run:

              snmpconf -g basic_setup

       for an example.


       -f      Force  overwriting  existing  files  in  the  current directory
               without prompting the user if this is a desired thing to do.

       -i      When finished, install the files into the  location  where  the
               global system commands expect to find them.

       -p      When   finished,   install   the  files  into  the  users  home
               directory’s .snmp subdirectory  (where  the  applications  will
               also search for configuration files).

               When  finished, install the files into the directory DIRECTORY.

       -a      Don’t ask any questions.  Simply  read  in  the  various  known
               configuration  files  and  write them back out again.  This has
               the effect of "auto-commenting"  the  configuration  files  for
               you.  See the NEAT TRICKS section below.

               Read  in  either  all or none of the found configuration files.
               Normally snmpconf prompts you for which files you wish to  read
               in.   Reading  in  these  configuration  files will merge these
               files with the results of the questions that it asks of you.

       -R FILE,...
               Read in a specific list of configuration files.

       -g GROUPNAME
               Groups of configuration entries can be created that can be used
               to  walk  a  user  through  a  series of questions to create an
               initial configuration file.  There are no  menus  to  navigate,
               just a list of questions.  Run:

                      snmpconf -g basic_setup

               for a good example.

       -G      List all the known groups.

       -c CONFIGDIR
               snmpconf uses a directory of configuration information to learn
               about the files and questions that it should be  asking.   This
               option   tells   snmpconf  to  use  a  different  location  for
               configuring itself.

       -q      Run slightly  more  quietly.   Since  this  is  an  interactive
               program,  I  don’t  recommend this option since it only removes
               information from the output that is designed to help you.

       -d      Turn on lots of debugging output.

       -D      Add even more debugging output in the  form  of  Perl  variable


       snmpconf -g basic_setup
              Have I mentioned this command enough yet?  It’s designed to walk
              someone through  an  initial  setup  for  the  snmpd(8)  daemon.
              Really, you should try it.

       snmpconf -R /usr/local/snmp/snmpd.conf -a -f snmpd.conf
              Automatically reads in an snmpd.conf file (for example) and adds
              comments to them describing what each token does.  Try it.  It’s


       snmpconf  is  actually  a  very  generic  utility  that could be easily
       configured to help construct just about any kind of configuration file.
       Its default configuration set of files are SNMP based.


       snmpd(8), snmp_config(5), snmp.conf(5), snmpd.conf(5)