SYNOPSISsnmpset [COMMON OPTIONS] AGENT OID TYPE VALUE [OID TYPE VALUE]...
DESCRIPTIONsnmpset is an SNMP application that uses the SNMP SET request to set information on a network entity. One or more object identifiers (OIDs) must be given as arguments on the command line. A type and a value to be set must accompany each object identifier. Each variable name is given in the format specified in variables(5).
The TYPE is a single character, one of:
- HEX STRING
- DECIMAL STRING
If you have the proper MIB file loaded, you can, in most cases, replace the type with an '=' sign. For an object of type OCTET STRING this will assume a string like the 's' type notation. For other types it will do "The Right Thing".
snmpset -c private -v 1 test-hub system.sysContact.0 s [email protected] ip.ipforwarding.0 = 2
will set the variables sysContact.0 and ipForwarding.0:
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.