The commands trap_send (see trap_send(ADMN)) and trap_rece (see trap_rece(ADMN)) provide a means of testing the trap delivery mechanism.
The command trap_rece starts a daemon that displays, to
standard output, information about SNMP traps received at
the host on which it is running.
It must be run with root permissions.
Its syntax is:
When run with the -d option, trap_rece includes a packet dump in the output display.
A typical use for this command is to test whether an agent is successfully transmitting traps to a specific host. For such a test, include the host in the /etc/snmpd.trap configuration file that the agent uses to determine trap recipients. Start trap_rece on the host intended to receive the trap messages. Start the agent and verify that the intended host received a cold-start trap message.
The command trap_send sends SNMP traps to
Its primary purpose is to test whether a management application is
successfully receiving traps.
Its syntax is:
trap_send ip_address community generic_trap_type [ enterprise_specific_trap_type ]
The argument generic_trap_type is an integer
that specifies the type of trap to be generated and sent.
``trap_send trap_type values'',
shows the list of legal values for generic_trap_type.
The optional argument enterprise_specific_trap_type
is specified when the value of generic_trap_type is 6.
The meanings and values for
enterprise specific trap types
are defined in the corresponding enterprise
trap_send trap_type values
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