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NAME

       snmpget - communicates with a network entity using SNMP GET requests

SYNOPSIS

       snmpget [COMMON OPTIONS] [-Cf] 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 REQUIRES options and agent arguments, as described in
       the snmpcmd(1) manual page.

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).