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 snmpd(1M)							   snmpd(1M)

      snmpd, snmpdm - Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Daemon

      /usr/sbin/snmpd [-a] [-authfail] [-C contact] [-Contact contact] [-h]
	   [-help] [-L location] [-Location location] [-l logfile] [-logfile
	   logfile] [-m logmask] [-mask logmask] [-n] [-P portnum] [-Port
	   portnum] [-sys description] [-sysDescr description]

      /usr/sbin/snmpd [-e extendFile]

      /usr/sbin/snmpdm [-a] [-authfail] [-C contact] [-Contact contact] [-h]
	   [-help] [-L location] [-Location location] [-l logfile] [-logfile
	   logfile] [-m logmask] [-mask logmask] [-n] [-P portnum] [-Port
	   portnum] [-sys description] [-sysDescr description]

      The Master SNMP Agent (/usr/sbin/snmpdm) and the collection of
      subAgents (/usr/sbin/mib2agt, /usr/sbin/hp_unixagt, ...) that would
      attach to the Master Agent collectively form a single SNMP Agent.	 The
      SNMP Agent accepts SNMP Get, GetNext and Set requests from an SNMP
      Manager which cause it to read or write the Management Information
      Base (MIB).  The MIB objects are instrumented by the subAgents.

      The Master Agent can bind to three kinds of subAgents, namely,

      +	   Loosely coupled subAgents or separate process subAgents which
	   open IPC communication channels to communicate with the Master

      +	   Shared library subAgents which are dynamically linkable

      +	   Remotely coupled subagents which could run on a different
	   processor or operating system and communicate with the Master
	   Agent using TCP.

      The Master agent /usr/sbin/snmpdm and the script /usr/sbin/snmpd
      recognize the following command line options:

	   -a		  Suppress sending authenticationFailure traps.

	   -Contact contact
	   -C contact	  Specify the contact person responsible for the
			  network management agent.  This option overrides
			  the contact person specified in the Master Agent
			  configuration file /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf.
			  It does not alter the value specified in the file.
			  By default, the agent's contact is a blank string.

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			  To configure the agent's contact, add the contact
			  after the word contact: in the configuration file
			  /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf or use the -C option.

	   -e extendFile  This option is provided for backward compatibility
			  with the pre-emanate snmpd.ea extensible SNMP
			  agent.  It is applicable only to the script
			  /usr/sbin/snmpd, and only if the EMANATE
			  extensible agent is installed. It is installed if
			  the file /usr/sbin/extsubagt exists.	This option
			  causes the extsubagt to use the command line
			  specified extendFile instead of the default file
			  /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.extend to add user defined
			  MIB objects to the SNMP agent.

	   -h		  Display command line options and log mask values.

	   -Location location
	   -L location	  Specify the location of the agent.  This option
			  overrides the location specified in
			  /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf.	It does not alter
			  the value in /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf.  By
			  default, the agent's location is a blank string.
			  To configure the agent's location, add the
			  location to /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf or use the
			  -L option.

	   -logfile logfile
	   -l logfile	  Use the logfile for logging rather than the
			  default logfile, /var/adm/snmpd.log.	A value of -
			  will direct logging to stdout.

	   -mask logmask
	   -m logmask	  Sets the initial logging mask to logmask.  The
			  logmask option may not be used in the agent start
			  up scripts.  This option should be used only while
			  debugging the agent.	See the SNMP Agent Logging
			  section for valid values of logmask and for other

	   -n		  Normally snmpdm puts itself into the background as
			  if the command was terminated with an
			  ampersand(&).	 This option inhibits that behavior
			  and makes the agent run in the foreground.

	   -Port portnum
	   -P portnum	  Specify the UDP port number that the agent will
			  listen on for SNMP requests.	The default is port
			  161.	The value can also be specified in
			  /etc/services.  Only the super-user can start

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			  snmpdm and only one snmpdm can execute on a
			  particular UDP port.

	   -sysDescr description
	   -sys description
			  Allows the user to specify the value for the
			  system.sysDescr MIB object. The format is a text
			  string enclosed in quotes. This option overrides
			  the sysDescr specified in
			  /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf.	For example,

			       snmpdm -sys "nsmd1, test system"

    SNMPv1 Security
      An SNMP Manager application can request to read a MIB value available
      at an agent by issuing an SNMP GetRequest, or a manager application
      may request to alter a MIB value by issuing an SNMP SetRequest.  Each
      SNMP request is accompanied by a community name, which is essentially
      a password that enables SNMP access to MIB values on an agent.

      Note, the agent does not respond to any SNMP requests, including
      GetRequests, if no community name is configured in
      /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf.  To configure the agent to respond to
      GetRequests accompanied by a specific community name, add the
      community name as a get-community-name to the configuration file. By
      default the get-community-name is set to public in the file. For
      details on this configuration file see the snmpd.conf(4) manual page.

      By default, the agent does not allow managers to alter MIB values (it
      returns errors for SNMP SetRequests).  To configure the agent to
      respond to SNMP SetRequests (AND GetRequests), add a set-community-
      name to the file /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf.

      Simple Network Management Protocol Community based Version 2 (SNMPv2)
      is supported in this version of the SNMP Agent.

      The agent also sends information to a manager without an explicit
      request from the manager.	 Such an operation is called a trap.  By
      default, SNMP traps are not sent to any destination.  To configure the
      agent to send traps to one or more specific destinations, add the trap
      destinations to /etc/SnmpAgent.d/snmpd.conf.

      Then Master Agent (snmpdm) and the MIB-2 subAgent (mib2agt)
      collaborate to send the following SNMP traps:

	   coldStart	  Sends a coldStart trap when the SNMP Agent is

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	   linkDown	  Sends a linkDown trap when an interface goes down.

	   linkUp	  Sends a linkUp trap when an interface comes up.

			  Sends an authenticationFailure trap when an SNMP
			  request is sent to the agent with a community name
			  that does not match any community names the agent
			  is configured to work with.

    SNMP Agent Logging
      The SNMP Agent provides the capability to log various types of errors
      and events.  There are three types of logging: Errors, Warnings and

    Log Masks
      Log masks enable the user to specify the particular classes of
      messages that should be logged to /var/adm/snmpd.log or logfile.
      There are three different ways in which you can specify the logmask
      that you want. They are: (1) decimal number, (2) hex number, or (3)
      text string. The three may not be used in combination.

      To select multiple output types do the following. For decimal or hex
      format simply add the individual logmask values together and enter
      that number. When entering strings, place multiple strings on the same
      line, space separated, without quotes.

					       LOG MASK VALUES
	 FUNCTION			Decimal	  Hex	     String
       Log factory trace messages      8388608	0x00800000  FACTORY_TRACE
       Log factory warning messages  268435456	0x10000000  FACTORY_WARN
       Log factory error messages    536870912	0x20000000  FACTORY_ERROR

      For example, to turn on error log messages:

	   decimal format: snmpdm -m 536870912
	   hex	   format: snmpdm -m 0x20000000
	   string  format: snmpdm -m FACTORY_ERROR

      Using -m or -mask logmask command line options might cause the master
      agent to run in the foreground and the agent would not daemonize. This
      could potentially cause system hang during boot times if any of these
      options were added to the start up scripts, since the boot up
      environment might wait indefinitely for the agent to daemonize. So it
      is adviced not to add these command line options to the start up
      scripts but use these options only during an agent debug session.

    Supported MIB Objects
      The Management Information Base (MIB) is a conceptual database of

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      values MIB (objects) on the agent.  The Master SNMP Agent implements a
      small number of MIB objects but most MIB objects are implemented by
      subAgents that attach to the Master Agent.  See /opt/OV/snmp_mibs/ on
      systems with OpenView products installed for definitions of particular
      MIB objects.

      This version of the SNMP Agent includes three subAgents,
      /usr/sbin/mib2agt, and /usr/sbin/hp_unixagt which implement the MIB-2
      and hp-unix MIBs respectively, and the third /usr/sbin/trapdestagt
      which is used in configuring destinations for the agent's traps.	The
      MIBs for the subagents mib2agt and hp_unixagt are described in
      /opt/OV/snmp_mibs/rfc1213-MIB-II and /opt/OV/snmp_mibs/hp-unix on
      systems with OpenView products installed.

      The MIB-2 subAgent supports most of the objects in RFC1213.  The EGP
      group is not supported.  The hp-unix subAgent supports most of the
      objects in the hp-unix MIB.

      The ieee8023Mac MIB group corresponding to the following OID is no
      longer supported:


      This MIB group is replaced with the "Ether-Like" MIB group (RFC1398)
      which corresponds to OID:


 SNMP Agent Startup
      The SNMP Agent startup mechanism is built upon the System V.4 file
      system paradigm.	The startup script, /etc/netmanrc, which was used in
      previous releases of the SNMP Agent is no longer used.

    Automatic Startup
      As installed, the SNMP Master Agent and all subAgents should startup
      automatically each time the system re-boots or any time the system
      transitions from run level 1 to run level 2.  When the system enters
      run level 2 the operating system will execute /sbin/init.d/SnmpMaster
      which will startup the Master Agent.  Similarly, the operating system
      invoked /sbin/init.d/SnmpMib2, /sbin/init.d/SnmpHpunix and
      /sbin/init.d/SnmpTrpDst will startup the MIB2, HP Unix and Trap Dest
      subAgents respectively immediately after the Master Agent is started.

      Prior to executing these startup scripts the system will examine all
      scripts in /etc/rc.config.d for environment variables which could
      potentially influence the startup of the Master Agent and each
      subAgent.	 See the particular startup script or configuration file for
      details on supported environment variables.  The user should never
      modify scripts in /sbin/init.d.  Instead the startup behavior should
      be controlled by adjusting values in the appropriate configuration

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      script in /etc/rc.config.d.

    Manual Startup
      There are two ways to start the SNMP Agent manually.  The first way is
      to execute snmpdm and then start each subAgent.  Separate process
      subAgents are started by invoking the particular subAgent executables.

      The second and simplest way to start the SNMP Agent manually is to
      execute the snmpd startup script which will invoke the Master Agent
      and all subAgents who have been installed and designed to operate in
      this paradigm.  The snmpd script is layered upon the V.4 startup
      paradigm and so makes use of the component startup scripts in
      /sbin/init.d and configuration scripts in /etc/rc.config.d.  When
      snmpd is invoked it starts /usr/sbin/snmpdm, passes all its command
      line arguments to it and then executes each script (S*) found in

    Environment Variables
      LANG determines the language in which messages appear.  If LANG is not
      specified or is set to the empty string, a default of "C" (see
      lang(5)) is used instead of LANG.	 If any internationalization
      variable contains an invalid setting, snmpdm behaves as if all
      internationalization variables are set to "C." See environ(5).  Many
      SNMP Agent log messages are only available in English.

    International Code Set Support
      Supports single-byte character code sets.

      snmpd was developed by HP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
      SNMP Research.



      RFC 1155, RFC 1157, RFC 1212, RFC 1213, RFC 1231, RFC 1398.

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