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


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


       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

       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 !


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

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

       /var/run/ 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.


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