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snmpconf



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 questions that con­
       struct 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 questions.
       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
              applications 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  vari­
              ous  known  configuration files and write them back
              out again.  This has the effect  of  "auto-comment­
              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 informa­
              tion 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 inter­
              active 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 demon.  Really, you should try it.

       snmpconf -R /usr/local/snmp/snmpd.conf -a -f snmpd.conf
              Automatically reads in a snmpd.conf file (for exam­
              ple) 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.

                           01 Dec 2000                 SNMPGET(1)
  
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