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       snmptrapd.conf - configuration file for the Net-SNMP notification receiver


       The  Net-SNMP  notification receiver (trap daemon) uses one or more configuration files to
       control its operation and how incoming traps (and INFORM requests)  should  be  processed.
       This file (snmptrapd.conf) can be located in one of several locations, as described in the
       snmp_config(5) manual page.


       Previously, snmptrapd would accept all incoming notifications, and log them  automatically
       (even  if  no  explicit  configuration  was  provided).  Starting with release 5.3, access
       control checks will be applied to incoming notifications. If snmptrapd is  run  without  a
       suitable  configuration file (or equivalent access control settings), then such traps WILL
       NOT be processed.  See the section ACCESS CONTROL for more details.

       As with the agent configuration, the snmptrapd.conf directives can be  divided  into  four
       distinct groups.


       snmpTrapdAddr [<transport-specifier>:]<transport-address>[,...]
              defines  a  list  of  listening  addresses,  on  which  to  receive  incoming  SNMP
              notifications.  See the section LISTENING ADDRESSES in the snmpd(8) manual page for
              more information about the format of listening addresses.

              The default behaviour is to listen on UDP port 162 on all IPv4 interfaces.

       doNotRetainNotificationLogs yes
              disables  support  for  the  NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB.   Normally the snmptrapd program
              keeps a record of the traps received,  which  can  be  retrieved  by  querying  the
              nlmLogTable and nlmLogvariableTable tables.  This directive can be used to suppress
              this behaviour.

              See the snmptrapd(8) manual page and the NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB for details.

       doNotLogTraps yes
              disables the logging of notifications altogether.  This is useful if the  snmptrapd
              application  should  only  run  traphandle  hooks  and  should not log traps to any

       doNotFork yes
              do not fork from the calling shell.

       pidFile PATH
              defines a file in which to store the process ID of the notification  receiver.   By
              default, this ID is not saved.


       Starting with release 5.3, it is necessary to explicitly specify who is authorised to send
       traps and informs to the notification receiver (and what types  of  processing  these  are
       allowed  to  trigger).   This  uses  an extension of the VACM model, used in the main SNMP

       There are currently three types of processing that can be specified:

              log    log the details of the  notification  -  either  in  a  specified  file,  to
                     standard output (or stderr), or via syslog (or similar).

                     pass  the  details  of  the  trap  to a specified handler program, including
                     embedded perl.

              net    forward the trap to another notification receiver.

       In the following directives, TYPES will be a (comma-separated) list  of  one  or  more  of
       these tokens.  Most commonly, this will typically be log,execute,net to cover any style of
       processing for a particular category of notification. But it is perfectly  possible  (even
       desirable) to limit certain notification sources to selected processing only.

       authCommunity   TYPES COMMUNITY  [SOURCE [OID | -v VIEW ]]
              authorises  traps  (and  SNMPv2c  INFORM  requests) with the specified community to
              trigger  the  types  of  processing  listed.   By  default,  this  will  allow  any
              notification using this community to be processed.  The SOURCE field can be used to
              specify that the configuration should only apply  to  notifications  received  from
              particular sources - see snmpd.conf(5) for more details.

       authUser   TYPES [-s MODEL] USER  [LEVEL [OID | -v VIEW ]]
              authorises  SNMPv3  notifications  with  the specified user to trigger the types of
              processing  listed.   By  default,  this  will   accept   authenticated   requests.
              (authNoPriv  or  authPriv).  The  LEVEL  field can be used to allow unauthenticated
              notifications (noauth), or to require encryption  (priv),  just  as  for  the  SNMP

              With  both  of  these directives, the OID (or -v VIEW) field can be used to retrict
              this configuration to the processing of particular notifications.

              Note:  Unlike the VACM processing described in RFC 3415, this view is only  matched
                     against  the  snmpTrapOID  value  of  the  incoming notification.  It is not
                     applied to the payload varbinds held within that notification.

       authGroup  TYPES [-s MODEL] GROUP  [LEVEL [OID | -v VIEW ]]

       authAccess TYPES [-s MODEL] GROUP VIEW  [LEVEL [CONTEXT]]

              authorise  notifications  in  the  specified  GROUP  (configured  using  the  group
              directive)  to  trigger the types of processing listed.  See snmpd.conf(5) for more

       createUser [-e  ENGINEID] username (MD5|SHA) authpassphrase [DES|AES]
              See the snmpd.conf(5) manual page for a description of how to create SNMPv3  users.
              This  is  roughly  the  same,  but  the  file  name  changes to snmptrapd.conf from

       disableAuthorization yes
              will disable the above access control checks, and revert to the previous  behaviour
              of accepting all incoming notifications.


       format1 FORMAT

       format2 FORMAT
              specify   the  format  used  to  display  SNMPv1  TRAPs  and  SNMPv2  notifications
              respectively.  Note that SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 both use the same SNMPv2 PDU format.

              specify the format used for different destinations.  DESTINATION is one of:  print,
              print1,  print2,  syslog, syslog1, syslog2, execute, execute1, execute2.  print1 is
              used for printing SNMPv1 traps, print2 is for  SNMPv2.   print  is  used  for  both
              versions.   syslog is similarly used when sending traps to syslog, and execute used
              when sending traps to a program such as traptoemail(1).

              The default formats are
              format print1 %.4y-%.2m-%.2l %.2h:%.2j:%.2k %B [%b] (via %A  [%a]):  %N\n\t%W  Trap
              (%q) Uptime: %#T\n%v\n
              format print2 %.4y-%.2m-%.2l %.2h:%.2j:%.2k %B [%b]:\n%v\n
              format syslog1 %a: %W Trap (%q) Uptime: %#T%#v\n
              format syslog2 %B [%b]: Trap %#v\n
              format execute %B\n%b\n%V\n%v\n

              See snmptrapd(8) for the layout characters available.

       ignoreAuthFailure yes
              instructs the receiver to ignore authenticationFailure traps.

              Note:  This   currently   only   affects   the   logging   of  such  notifications.
                     authenticationFailure traps will still be passed to  trap  handler  scripts,
                     and forwarded to other notification receivers.  This behaviour should not be
                     relied on, as it is likely to change in future versions.

       logOption string
              specifies where notifications should be  logged  -  to  standard  output,  standard
              error,  a  specified  file  or  via syslog.  See the section LOGGING OPTIONS in the
              snmpcmd(1) manual page for details.

       outputOption string
              specifies various characteristics of how OIDs and other values should be displayed.
              See the section OUTPUT OPTIONS in the snmpcmd(1) manual page for details.

MySQL Logging

       There  are two configuration variables that work together to control when queued traps are
       logged to the MySQL database. A non-zero value must be specified  for  sqlSaveInterval  to
       enable MySQL logging.

       sqlMaxQueue max
              specifies  the  maximum number of traps to queue before a forced flush to the MySQL

       sqlSaveInterval seconds
              specified the number of seconds between periodic queue flushes.  A value of  0  for
              will disable MySQL logging.


       As  well  as  logging  incoming  notifications,  they  can also be forwarded on to another
       notification receiver, or passed to an external program for specialised processing.

       traphandle OID|default PROGRAM [ARGS ...]
              invokes the specified program (with the given arguments) whenever a notification is
              received  that  matches  the OID token.  For SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 notifications, this
              token will be compared against the snmpTrapOID value taken from  the  notification.
              For  SNMPv1 traps, the generic and specific trap values and the enterprise OID will
              be converted into the equivalent OID (following RFC 2576).

              Typically, the OID token will be the name (or numeric OID) of  a  NOTIFICATION-TYPE
              object, and the specified program will be invoked for notifications that match this
              OID exactly.  However this token also supports a simple form of wildcard suffixing.
              By  appending the character ยด*' to the OID token, the corresponding program will be
              invoked for any notification based within subtree rooted at the specified OID.  For
              example,  an  OID  token  of  .*  would  match  any  enterprise specific
              notification (including the specified OID itself).  An OID token of  .*
              would  would  work  in much the same way, but would not match this exact OID - just
              notifications that lay strictly below this root.  Note that this  syntax  does  not
              support  full  regular  expressions  or  wildcards  -  an  OID  token  of  the form
              oid.*.subids is not valid.

              If the OID field is the token default then the program  will  be  invoked  for  any
              notification not matching another (OID specific) traphandle entry.

       Details of the notification are fed to the program via its standard input.  Note that this
       will always use the SNMPv2-style notification format, with SNMPv1 traps being converted as
       per  RFC  2576,  before  being passed to the program.  The input format is, if you use the
       default set by the "format execute %B\n%b\n%V\n%v\n", one entry per line:

                     The  name  of  the  host  that  sent  the  notification,  as  determined  by

                     The transport address, like
                     "[UDP: []:23456->[]]"

                     A list of variable bindings describing the contents of the notification, one
                     per line.  The first token on each line (up until a space) is the OID of the
                     varind,  and  the remainder of the line is its value.  The format of both of
                     these  are  controlled   by   the   outputOption   directive   (or   similar

                     The  first  OID  should  always  be  SNMPv2-MIB::sysUpTime.0, and the second
                     should be SNMPv2-MIB::snmpTrapOID.0.  The remaining lines will  contain  the
                     payload   varbind   list.    For   SNMPv1  traps,  the  final  OID  will  be

                     A traptoemail script has been included in the Net-SNMP package that  can  be
                     used within a traphandle directive:

                     traphandle      default      /usr/bin/perl      /usr/bin/traptoemail      -s

       forward OID|default DESTINATION
              forwards notifications that match the specified OID to another  receiver  listening
              on  DESTINATION.   The  interpretation  of OID (and default) is the same as for the
              traphandle directive).

              See  the  section  LISTENING  ADDRESSES  in  the  snmpd(8)  manual  page  for  more
              information about the format of listening addresses.


       o      The  daemon  blocks while executing the traphandle commands.  (This should be fixed
              in the future with an appropriate signal catch and wait() combination).

       o      All directives listed with a value of "yes" actually  accept  a  range  of  boolean
              values.   These  will  accept  any  of  1,  yes or true to enable the corresponding
              behaviour, or any of 0, no or false to disable it.  The default in each case is for
              the feature to be turned off, so these directives are typically only used to enable
              the appropriate behaviour.




       snmp_config(5),      snmptrapd(8),      syslog(8),      traptoemail(1),      variables(5),