For a client I have to develop a database connection which uses SNMP responses as input.

I want to try to parse these reponses; but I do not know how to set up SNMP on my local machine only. In other words: I want to query my own machine for its MIB info.

I have already done:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install snmp snmp-mibs-downloader
# edit /etc/snmp/snmp.conf and uncomment "mibs :"

How can I query my own local machine?

I found this oneliner, but it gives me a time-out:

snmpwalk -v 2c -c tes90w90wer -O e

Note that I did not define tes90w90wer so maybe that is the issue?

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You should use -c public to get the results you are after. In short:

snmpwalk -v 2c -c public -O e

If you then want full access to the MIB tree, you should also uncomment the following line in /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf:

# rocommunity public  localhost

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