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SNMPCONF(1)                        Net-SNMP                        SNMPCONF(1)



NAME
       snmpconf - creates and modifies SNMP configuration files

SYNOPSIS
       snmpconf [OPTIONS] [fileToCreate]

       Start with:
              snmpconf -g basic_setup

       Or even just:
              snmpconf

DESCRIPTION
       snmpconf  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  ques-
       tions that construct the configuration line in question.

       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 ques-
       tions.  Run:

              snmpconf -g basic_setup

       for an example.

OPTIONS
       -f      Force  overwriting  existing  files  in  the  current directory without prompting the user if this is a
               desired thing to do.

       -i      When finished, install the files into the location where the global  system  commands  expect  to  find
               them.

       -p      When finished, install the files into the users home directory's .snmp subdirectory (where the applica-
               tions will also search for configuration files).

       -I DIRECTORY
               When finished, install the files into the directory DIRECTORY.

       -a      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.

       -rall|none
               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:

                      snmpconf -g basic_setup

               for a good example.

       -G      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.

       -q      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.

       -d      Turn on lots of debugging output.

       -D      Add even more debugging output in the form of Perl variable dumps.


NEAT TRICKS
       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.

NOTES
       snmpconf 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.

SEE ALSO
       snmpd(8), snmp_config(5), snmp.conf(5), snmpd.conf(5)



4th Berkeley Distribution         08 Feb 2002                      SNMPCONF(1)