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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

       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 commented.

       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

       -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 dumps.


       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 cool.


       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)