snmpstatus(1) User Commands snmpstatus(1)
snmpstatus - retrieve important information from a network entity
/usr/sfw/bin/snmpstatus [common options] [-Cf] agent
The snmpstatus command is an SNMP application that retrieves several
important statistics from a network entity.
The agent operand identifies a target SNMP agent, which is instrumented
to monitor specified objects. At its simplest, the agent specification
consists of a host name or an IPv4 address. In this situation, the com-
mand attempts communication with the agent using UDP/IPv4 to port 161
of the target host.
See the snmpcmd(1M) manual page for a full list of the possible formats
snmpstatus returns the following information:
o the IP address of the entity
o a textual description of the entity (sysDescr.0)
o the uptime of the entity's SNMP agent (sysUpTime.0)
o the sum of received packets on all interfaces (ifInUCastPkts.* +
o the sum of transmitted packets on all interfaces (ifOutUCastPkts.*
o the number of IP input packets (ipInReceives.0)
o the number of IP output packets (ipOutRequests.0)
For example, the command:
% snmpstatus -c public -v 1 netdev-kbox.cc.cmu.edu
produces output similar to the following:
[18.104.22.168]=>[Kinetics FastPath2] Up: 1 day, 4:43:31
Interfaces: 1, Recv/Trans packets: 262874/39867 | IP: 31603/15805
snmpstatus also checks the operational status of all interfaces (ifOp-
erStatus.*). If it finds any that are not running, it reports themin a
manner similar to this:
2 interfaces are down!
If the network entity has an error processing the request packet, an
error packet is returned and a message is displayed, helping to pin-
point the way in which the request was malformed. snmpstatus will
attempt to reform its request to eliminate the malformed variable
(unless the -Cf option is given, see below), but this variable will
then be missing from the displayed data.
The following options are supported:
See snmpcmd(1M) for a list of possible values for common options,
as well as their descriptions.
By default, snmpstatus will try to fix errors returned by the agent
and retry a request. With this option, the command will display the
data that it can. snmpstatus will not try to fix errors and an
error will cause the command to terminate.
A usage syntax error. A usage message is displayed. Also used for
An error occurred while executing the command. An error message is
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)|
lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWsmcmd
snmpcmd(1M), snmpget(1M), attributes(5)
SunOS 5.10 20 Jan 2004 snmpstatus(1)