Is there a man page for the SNMP Proxy?

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Is there a man page for the SNMP Proxy?

Postby Henry.G » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:10 pm

I am running the Windows-based SNMP Proxy as a service. Is there a description of all the command line options? I can't find a complete description.
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Re: Is there a man page for the SNMP Proxy?

Postby Cilutions Support » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:53 pm

NAME:

forwarder - provide SNMP Proxy service between multiple SNMP Agents Deployed over the Internet and an SNMP Manager in a Data Center.

USAGE:
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forwarder -i [-l <login> -p <password>]
                    [-a "[-S <SNMP port>]
                         [-B <Bind port>]
                         [-F <sites File>]
                         [-C <Cleanup interval(600)>]
                         [-T <heartbeat Timeout(300)>]
                         [-V]
                        "
                    ]
                    [-n <name>]
                    [-m]
                    [-d <dependency list> [-r]|
                 -u [-n <name>] |
                 -s [-n <name>] |
                 -e [-n <name>] |
                 -d [-a "[-S <SNMP port>]
                         [-B <Bind port>]
                         [-F <sites File>]
                         [-C <Cleanup interval(600)>]
                         [-T <heartbeat Timeout(300)>]
                         [-V]
                        "
                    ]

DESCRIPTION:

This program is provided by Cilutions and lets an operator manage Internet-deployed hosts (e.g., Set-Top Boxes running Cilutions SNMP Agent and Signage Software). With this SNMP Proxy, available as a Windows application/service or a Linux daemon, an operator can use any of a wide variety of open source or commercial SNMP Managers (e.g., What's Up Gold, HP Openview, The Dude) to manage SNMP devices over the Internet. It works in collaboration with Cilutions SNMP Agent configured to operate in proxy mode.

The SNMP Proxy operates in two modes: "community id target" or "IP target". In "community id target" mode the SNMP Manager issues all queries to the same IP address (i.e., the IP address of the machine hosting the SNMP Proxy in the data center) and identifies end-point devices using a unique community id for each device. This unique id is typically the serialno of the Set-Top-Box being queried. This mode is easier to set up in the SNMP Proxy and is the default setting. However, there are only a few SNMP Managers which can operate this way (The Dude for one); where multiple devices in the SNMP Manager have the same IP address and they are distinguished from each other by unique community ids.

The "IP target" mode supports any IP-based SNMP Manager (the vast majority) and also supports ping monitoring (i.e., ICMP) which is used by many network monitors. In this mode the SNMP Proxy administrator typically maintains a spreadsheet (a CSV file) associating the serialnos of the end-point devices (i.e., the agentid in the Set-Top-Boxes being managed) with IP addresses to use with an SNMP Manager. These IP addresses must not be in use by other computers as the SNMP Proxy assumes they are dedicated to the proxy service. The SNMP Proxy will listen on the local adapter where it is configured and respond to activity (e.g., ARP, ICMP, SNMP) for any active IP addresses configured for Proxy use and respond accordingly.

The SNMP Manager can typically use its "Discovery" function to identify configured and active end-point STBs by IP.

SERVICE PARAMETERS:
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SERVICE PARAMETERS:
          -i       install the service
              -l   login name for the account
              -p   password for the account
              -a   argument to pass to the service
              -n   service instance name
              -m   manual startup
              -d   comma separated dependency list
              -r   enable full recovery
          -u       uninstall the service
              -n   service instance name
          -s       start the service
              -n   service instance name
          -e       end (stop) the service
              -n   service instance name
          -d       debug the service


APPLICATION PARAMETERS:
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APPLICATION PARAMETERS:
          -S       SNMP Port  (161)
          -B       Local port (7654)
          -F       Sites file
          -C       Cleanup Interval (600 sec)
          -T       Heartbeat Timeout (300 sec)
          -V       Verbose


INSTALLATION EXAMPLE:
forwarder.exe -i -a "-B 7654"

DEBUGGING EXAMPLE:
forwarder.exe -d -a "-V -B 7654 -C 600 -T 300"
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