I want to install a SNMP client (NOT AGENT) on my computer so I can connect to a Cisco Router on which an SNMP agent is already installed.

The problem that all the documentation I found for Ubuntu were for installing an agent not a client.

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    Are you looking for a tool to pull SNMP statistics from the Cisco router from your computer? Like a MIB browser? Mar 4, 2013 at 9:57
  • actually, for my internship i have to develop a tool to supervise the IP flow, something like nagios or cacti, so i can't install them i have to do something like that. Mar 4, 2013 at 10:01
  • i want to collect info from the cisco router via the commands "get" et build a data base that i can use later. Mar 4, 2013 at 10:07
  • hmm. OK. IP flows are very different(i.e. NetFlow, s-flow, or cflowd). Can you do an snmpwalk of the Cisco router MIB tree from your command line? Is this what you need to get set up? Mar 4, 2013 at 10:11
  • basiclly what i want to do is to communicate with the MIB's router to get infos and store them in a data base. of course to do so i need an SNMP client on my computer+mbrowse and an SNMP agent on the router. the problem that every time i do "get-apt install snmp snmpd mbrowse" it does not work and i don't know why. please help me Mar 4, 2013 at 10:21

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As suggested, you should use snmpwalk or snmpget in a script. The package containing snmpwalk and snmpget is "snmp" and the correct syntax for install is:

sudo apt-get install snmp

instead of "get-apt install snmp snmpd mbrowse"

After install, you can do a complete snmpwalk to discover wich of the informations you need from your cisco device and later filter them using snmpwalk otions.


snmpget -v1 -c public .

Hope this helps!

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