SNMPSET

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
SEE ALSO

NAME

snmpset - communicates with a network entity using SNMP SET Requests.

SYNOPSIS

snmpset [ common arguments ] objectID type value [objectID type value]...

DESCRIPTION

Snmpset is an SNMP application that uses the SET Request to set information on a network entity. One or more fully qualified object identifiers must be given as arguments on the command line. A type and a value to set must accompany each object identifier. Each variable name is given in the format specified in variables(5).

The type is a single character, one of:

i

INTEGER

u

UNSIGNED

s

STRING

x

HEX STRING

d

DECIMAL STRING

n

NULLOBJ

o

OBJID

t

TIMETICKS

a

IPADDRESS

b

BITS

If you have the proper MIB file loaded, you can, in most cases, replace the type with an ’=’ sign. For an object of type OCTET STRING this will assume a string like the ’s’ type notation. For other type it will do "The Right Thing".

For example

snmpset test-hub private system.sysContact.0 s dpz@noc.rutgers.edu ip.ipforwarding.0 = 2

will set the variables sysContact.0 and ipforwarding.0:

system.sysContact.0 = "dpz@noc.rutgers.edu"
ip.ipForwarding.0 = not-forwarding(2)

If the network entity has an error processing the request packet, an error packet will be returned and a message will be shown, helping to pinpoint in what way the request was malformed. If there were other variables in the request, the request will be resent without the bad variable.

SEE ALSO

snmpcmd(1), variables(5).