snmpstatus - Retrieves important information from a network entity.
snmpstatus host [community]
Snmpstatus is an SNMP application that retrieves several important statistics from a network entity.
The host specification may be either a host name or an internet address specified in "dot notation"
The community specifies the community name for the transaction with the remote system. If this argument is not given, the community name will default to public .
The information returned is:
The IP address of the entity.
snmpstatus netdev-kbox.cc.cmu.edu public
will produce output similar to the following:
[22.214.171.124]=>[Kinetics FastPath2] Up: 1 day,
Snmpstatus also checks the operational status of all interfaces (ifOperStatus.*), and if it finds any that are not running, it will report in a manner similar to this:
2 interfaces are down! The host specification may be either a host name or an internet address specified in "dot notation"
The community specifies the community name for the transaction with the remote system. If none is given, the community name defaults to public .
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. Snmpstatus will attempt to reform it’s request to eliminate the malformed variable, but this variable will then be missing from the displayed data.
RFC 1065, RFC 1066, RFC 1067