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NAME

       snmptrapfmt - Receive and log SNMP trap messages from a trap handler.

SYNOPSIS

       snmptrapfmt [-d num] [-D] [-f cfgfile]

DESCRIPTION

       Snmptrapfmt receives SNMP trap data through a local pipe. The trap data
       is written to this pipe by a SNMP  trap  handler  which  is  called  by
       snmptrapd  (configuration  is  done in /etc/snmp/snmptrapd.conf) during
       the installation if this package.   Snmptrapfmt  formats  the  received
       trap  data  according  to  the specifications in the configuration file
       /etc/snmp/snmptrapfmt.conf (see this file for the syntax).  The  output
       of  the  snmptrapfmt  application  may  be  written  to  a  log file or
       forwarded to the syslog daemon.

       The  option  -d  1  should  be  specified  to  enable  tracing.   Trace
       information is then written to the file /var/tmp/snmptrapfmt.trc.

       If  the  option  -f  cfgfile  is  given,  the  output  of the daemon is
       configured via the mentioned configuration file. If this option is  not
       specified, a default output format is used.

       If  the  option  -D  is  given, the the program will daemonize into the
       background.

       The   syntax   of   the   configuration   file    is    explained    in
       /etc/snmp/snmptrapfmt.conf !

FILES

       /etc/init.d/snmptrapfmt is the start/stop script.

       /etc/snmp/snmptrapfmt.conf is the configuration file.

       /var/run/snmptrapfmt.pid is the PID file.

       /etc/snmp/snmptrapd.conf  is  the  configuration  file of the snmptrapd
       daemon, which calls the trap handler snmptrapfmthdlr.

       /usr/sbin/snmptrapfmt is the executable of the application.

       /usr/sbin/snmptrapfmthdlr is the executable of the trap handler.

       /var/run/snmptrapfmt.p is  the  communication  pipe  between  the  trap
       handler snmptrapfmthdlr and the formatter snmptrapfmt.

       /var/tmp/snmptrapfmt.trc  is  the  trace  file  if  the  option  -d  is
       specified.

       /var/log/snmptrapfmt.log  is  the  log  file  as   specified   in   the
       configuration file.

SEE ALSO

       snmptrapfmthdlr(8),  syslog(8),  variables(5),  RFC 1155, RFC 1156, RFC
       1157, SNMP Security Internet Drafts