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       snmpstatus  -  retrieves	 a  fixed set of management information	from a
       network entity

       snmpstatus [COMMON OPTIONS] [-Cf] AGENT

       snmpstatus is an	SNMP application that retrieves	several	important sta-
       tistics from a network entity.

       AGENT  identifies a target SNMP agent, which is instrumented to monitor
       the given objects.  At its simplest, the	AGENT specification will  con-
       sist  of	a hostname or an IPv4 address.	In this	situation, the command
       will attempt communication with the agent, using	UDP/IPv4 to  port  161
       of the given target host.

       See  the	snmpcmd(1) manual page for a full list of the possible formats
       for AGENT.

       The information returned	is:

	      The IP address of	the entity.
	      A	textual	description of the entity (sysDescr.0)
	      The uptime of the	entity's SNMP agent (sysUpTime.0)
	      The sum of received packets on all interfaces (ifInUCastPkts.* +
	      The  sum	of transmitted packets on all interfaces (ifOutUCastP-
	      kts.* + ifOutNUCastPkts.*)
	      The number of IP input packets (ipInReceives.0)
	      The number of IP output packets (ipOutRequests.0)

       For example:

       snmpstatus -c public -v 1

       will produce output similar to the following:

       []=>[Kinetics FastPath2] Up:	1 day, 4:43:31
       Interfaces: 1,  Recv/Trans packets: 262874/39867	| IP: 31603/15805

       snmpstatus also checks the operational status of	all interfaces	(ifOp-
       erStatus.*),  and  if it	finds any that are not running,	it will	report
       in a manner similar to this:

       2 interfaces are	down!

       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  at-
       tempt to	reform its request to eliminate	the malformed variable (unless
       the -Cf option is given,	see below), but	this  variable	will  then  be
       missing from the	displayed data.

	      Please  see  snmpcmd(1) for a list of possible values for	COMMON
	      OPTIONS as well as their descriptions.

       -Cf    By default, snmpstatus will try to fix errors  returned  by  the
	      agent  and  retry	a request. In this situation, the command will
	      display the data that it can. If the -Cf	option	is  specified,
	      then  snmpstatus	will not try to	fix errors, and	the error will
	      cause the	command	to terminate.

       snmpcmd(1), snmpget(1)

V5.7.3				  25 Jul 2003			 SNMPSTATUS(1)


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