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<h2>What Is It?</h2>
Various tools relating to the Simple Network Management Protocol
<li><a href="">An
extensible agent</a></li>
<li><a href="">An SNMP
<li><a href="">tools to
request or set information from SNMP agents</a></li>
<li><a href=
to generate and handle SNMP traps</a></li>
<li>A slew of SNMP related perl modules</li>
<li>a version of the unix 'netstat' command using SNMP</li>
<li><a href="">a Tk/perl mib
<p>Please see our <a href=
"">project development
pages</a> as well.</p>
<p>Note:&nbsp; Some links in this document are external to this
Windows help file.</p>
This package was originally based on the Carnegie Mellon University
and Univerisity of California at Davis SNMP implementations, but
has been greatly enhanced, ported, fixed, made easier to use and
barely resembles the original package anymore.<br />
<br />
Be sure and check out the <a href=
"">other related software
project</a> links as well.
<li><a href=
<li><a href=
<li>Web page:
<li><a href=
<li>Sourceforge Project page:
<li><a href=
<li>GPG Key for signed files (also available on servers):
<li><a href=
<li>Mirrors (note that sourceforge download servers are mirrored
<li><a href="">US:</a></li>
<li><a href="">Bulgaria:</a></li>
<li><a href="">Japan:</a></li>
<li><a href=
<div style="margin-left: 2em;">
<li><a href="">The net-snmp
<li><a href="readme-README.html">README</a>, <a href=
"readme-README.snmpv3.html">README.SNMPv3</a>, and <a href=
<li><a href="readme-INSTALL.html">INSTALL</a> file</li>
<li><a href="readme-COPYING.html">The copyright</a></li>
<li><a href="FAQ.html">Frequently Asked Questions</a></li>
<li><a href="Developer_FAQ.html">Developer Frequently Asked
<li><a href="readme-NEWS.html">News</a> and <a href=
"">ChangeLog files</a></li>
<li><a href="">The Projects
<li><a href="">MIB files distributed
with Net-SNMP</a></li>
<h2>Manual Pages</h2>
<p>A full list of manual pages can be found in the various sections
listed in the table of contents; this is merely a summary of the
most important.</p>
<li style="list-style: none">
<li><a href="man5-snmp_config.5.html">Configuring the software via
.conf files.</a></li>
<li><a href="">The doxygen
generated API documentation</a></li>
<li style=
"list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; list-style-position: outside;">
<h3>The Agent</h3>
<li><a href="man8-snmpd.8.html">snmpd</a></li>
<li><a href="man5-snmpd.conf.5.html">snmpd.conf</a></li>
<li><a href="">How
to extend the agent</a><br />
(plus a <a href=
"">list of
things to check</a> in case this doesn't seem to work)
<h3>The Trap Demon</h3>
<li><a href="man8-snmptrapd.8.html">snmptrapd</a></li>
<li><a href="man5-snmptrapd.conf.5.html">snmptrapd.conf</a>
<h3>The Applications</h3>
<li><a href="man1-snmpcmd.1.html">snmpcmd: common command line
<li><a href="man5-snmp.conf.5.html">snmp.conf</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpconf.1.html">snmpconf: a configuration file
<li><a href=
Tutorial</a><br />
<br /></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpget.1.html">snmpget</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpset.1.html">snmpset</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpwalk.1.html">snmpwalk</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmptrap.1.html">snmptrap</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpbulkwalk.1.html">snmpbulkwalk</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpdelta.1.html">snmpdelta</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpgetnext.1.html">snmpgetnext</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpnetstat.1.html">snmpnetstat</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpstatus.1.html">snmpstatus</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmptable.1.html">snmptable</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmptest.1.html">snmptest</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmptranslate.1.html">snmptranslate</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpusm.1.html">snmpusm</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpdf.1.html">snmpdf</a></li>
<li><a href="man1-snmpbulkget.1.html">snmpbulkget</a>
<h3>The Library API</h3>
<li><a href="">Library
Tutorial</a><br />
<br /></li>
<li><a href="man3-snmp_api.3.html">snmp_api</a></li>
<li><a href="man3-snmp_sess_api.3.html">snmp_sess_api</a></li>
<li><a href="man3-mib_api.3.html">mib_api</a></li>
<li><a href="man5-variables.5.html">variables</a></li>
<li><a href="man3-read_config.3.html">read_config</a></li>
<li><a href="man3-default_store.3.html">default_store</a></li>
<li><a href="man3-snmp_alarm.3.html">snmp_alarm</a></li>
<li><a href="man3-snmp_trap_api.3.html">snmp_trap_api</a></li>
<li><a href="man3-snmp_agent_api.3.html">snmp_agent_api</a></li>
<h2>Mailing Lists</h2>
<div style="margin-left: 2em;">There is one announcement mailing
<li><b><a href=
There are two main discussion lists:
<li><b><a href=
"">net-snmp-users</a></b><br />
for discussion on configuring and using the package, including
coding issues for user-developed applications (clients, managers,
MIB modules, etc).</li>
<li><b><a href=
"">net-snmp-coders</a></b><br />
for discussion on development of code that will be shipped as part
of the package.</li>
<p>Please do <b>NOT</b> post messages to both lists. This just
increases the support load, annoys the developers and makes it less
likely that your query will be answered. If in doubt. post to the
net-snmp-users list. None of the other project mailing lists are
suitable for general posting - please regard these as "read-only"
<p>See's <a href=
"">mailing list
instructions</a> for further details, and to subscribe (or
unsubscribe) to individual lists.<br />
Note that messages for non-subscribers will be held for approval
before appearing on the list. This is purely intended to stem the
recent flood of spam email, and is not meant to deter requests for
assistance or information.</p>
<div style="margin-left: 2em;">Also, stop by the #net-snmp IRC
channel on the <a href=""></a>
IRC servers to gather, mingle, and chat. At least 3 of the core
developers are known to hang out there regularily.</div>
<a name="Contacting" id="Contacting"></a>
<h2>Contacting the Authors and Submitting Bug Reports</h2>
<div style="margin-left: 2em;">There are many authors from around
the net working on the project. To report a bug, see the <a href=
"">net-snmp bugs
database</a>. For support, please mail a note to our "users
discussion mailing list" at <a href=
<a name="Helping" id="Helping"></a>
<h2>Helping Out!</h2>
<div style="margin-left: 2em;">Want to help? There are many
<a href="">projects</a> that
need to be tackled to make this software better. To help us out,
<a href=
the net-snmp-coders mailing list</a>, announce what you're wanting
to work on (to make sure its not being done and won't conflict with
someone elses work) and start writing! Submit your ideas,
questions, patches etc. to the net-snmp-coders list as you come up
with them.</div>
<br />
<div style="margin-left: 2em;">Contributions to the Net-SNMP source
code in any form are greatly appreciated. We expect the parties
providing such contributions to have the right to contribute them
to the Net-SNMP project or that the parties that do have the right
have directed the person submitting the contribution to do so. In
addition, all contributors need to be aware that if the
contribution is accepted and incorporated into the Net-SNMP
project, it will be redistributed under the terms of the license
agreement used for the entire body of work that comprises the
Net-SNMP project (see the <a href=
"">COPYING</a> file for details;
in summary BSD-like <em>not</em> GPL or LGPL). If this license
agreement ever changes the contribution will continue to be
released under any new licenses as well. Thank you, in advance, for
your gracious contributions.</div>
<a name="Related" id="Related"></a>
<h2>Related Software and Information</h2>
<div style="margin-left: 2em;">
<li><a href=
"">OpenSNMP:</a> Our
sister SNMPv3 reference release: A C++, threaded, modular snmpv3
reference implementation.</li>
<li><a href="">Net-Policy</a>:
Net-Policy is a highly-scalable, role-and-policy based network
management system. It distrubutes configuration to a network
primarily through the SNMP protocol. (Its initial configuration
mechanisms are designed for IPsec VPN management.) Stop configuring
your SNMP agents one host at a time!</li>
<li><a href=
"">snarl-snmp</a>: snarl
(Snmp based Network Application for Remote Logging and monitoring)
is an active MIB module for net-snmp-5.0.3 and higher to actively
monitor dynamic web applications. snmp traps are sent and escalated
on alarms</li>
<li><a href="">netsnmpj</a>:
NetSNMPJ is a open source java library that implements a java API
around the Net-SNMP code base.</li>
<li><a href=
A DISMAN-SCRIPT-MIB implementation. This is a third party MIB
module that implements the DISMAN-SCRIPT-MIB for use with a the
Net-SNMP agent. The implementation supports multiple languages and
runtime systems and A script MIB extensibility protocol (SMX) to
plugin additional runtime systems.</li>
<li><a href="">Fetchlog</a>: The
fetchlog utility fetches and converts the last new messages of a
logfile similar to tail. Together with Net-SNMP it can be used to
look in remote logfiles or to monitor logfiles, for example with
<a href="">Nagios</a>.</li>
<li><a href="">SNMPTT</a>: SNMPTT is
a SNMP trap handler written in Perl for use with the NET-SNMP
snmptrapd program. Received traps are translated into friendly
messages using variable substitution.</li>
<h3>Other sources of information about SNMP in general</h3>
<li>The <a href=
comp.protocols.snmp FAQ</a>.</li>
<li><a href=
"">The Simple
Times</a> -- A quarterly to yearly journal about SNMP</li>
<li><a href="">The MIB Depot</a>: A useful
site for finding and downloading MIBs</li>
<li>A <a href="">Counter Test
Mib</a> module to test 32 and 64 bit counters.</li>
<h3>IETF and SNMP protocol standards related information</h3>
<li>The <a href="">main IETF web page.</a></li>
<li>The <a href=
"">SNMPv3 web
<li>The <a href="">agentx web
page</a>. (AgentX is a subagent protocol which net-snmp
<li><a href=
"">The Evolution
of SNMP (EoS) Working Group</a> information. This is where future
extensions to SNMP are being designed.</li>
<li><a href=
"">The SMI Next
Generation (sming) Working Group</a> information. This is where
future changes to the SMI language are being defined. (SMI is the
language in which MIBs are written).</li>
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