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snmpdSimple Network Management Protocol daemon


snmpd [-dNnv] [-D macro=value] [-f file]


snmpd is a daemon which implements the SNMP protocol.
The options are as follows:
-D macro=value
Define macro to be set to value on the command line. Overrides the definition of macro in the configuration file.
Do not daemonize and log to stderr.
-f file
Use file as the configuration file, instead of the default /etc/snmpd.conf.
Show numeric OID values instead of their symbolic names.
Configtest mode. Only check the configuration file for validity.
Produce more verbose output.


default snmpd configuration file
default snmpd control socket
snmpd Management Information Base definitions


snmpd.conf(5), snmpctl(8)


U. Blumenthal and B. Wijnen, User-based Security Model (USM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3), RFC 3414, December 2002.
R. Presuhn, Version 2 of the Protocol Operations for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), RFC 3416, December 2002.
R. Presuhn, Transport Mappings for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), RFC 3417, December 2002.
R. Presuhn, Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), RFC 3418, December 2002.
U. Blumenthal, The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Cipher Algorithm in the SNMP User-based Security Model, RFC 3826, June 2004.


The snmpd program first appeared in OpenBSD 4.3.


The snmpd program was written by Reyk Floeter <reyk@openbsd.org>.
February 10, 2015 OpenBSD-current