snmpconf - creates and modifies SNMP configuration files
- Start with:
- snmpconf -g basic_setup
- Or even just:
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 questions.
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
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:
for an example.
- Force overwriting existing files in the current directory without
prompting the user if this is a desired thing to do.
- When finished, install the files into the location where the global system
commands expect to find them.
- When finished, install the files into the users home directory's .snmp
subdirectory (where the applications will also search for configuration
- -I DIRECTORY
- When finished, install the files into the directory DIRECTORY.
- 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 you.
- -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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Turn on lots of debugging output.
- Add even more debugging output in the form of Perl variable
- 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.
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)