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SNMPCONF(1)			   Net-SNMP			   SNMPCONF(1)

       snmpconf - creates and modifies SNMP configuration files

       snmpconf [OPTIONS] [fileToCreate]

       Start with:
	      snmpconf -g basic_setup

       Or even just:

       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 show
       ing sections of the various configuration files it knows  about.   When
       the user selects a section, a sub-menu is shown listing of the descrip
       tions 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

       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.

       -f      Force overwriting existing files in the current directory with
	       out 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 direc
	       torys .snmp subdirectory (where	the  applications  will  also
	       search for configuration files).

	       When  finished, install the files into the directory DIRECTORY.

       -a      Dont ask any questions.	Simply read in the various known con
	       figuration  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.

	       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 ini
	       tial 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 configur
	       ing itself.

       -q      Run slightly more quietly.  Since this is an  interactive  pro
	       gram,  I  dont  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

       snmpconf -g basic_setup
	      Have I mentioned this command enough yet?  Its 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.  Its

       snmpconf  is  actually a very generic utility that could be easily con
       figured to help construct just about any kind  of  configuration  file.
       Its default configuration set of files are SNMP based.

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

4th Berkeley Distribution	  08 Feb 2002			   SNMPCONF(1)

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