SNMP versions

SNMPv1

Send SNMP GET request using the following options:

  • with SNMPv1, community ‘public’
  • over IPv4/UDP
  • to an Agent at demo.snmplabs.com:161
  • for two instances of SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0 MIB object,

Functionally similar to:

$ snmpget -v1 -c public demo.snmplabs.com SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0
from pysnmp.hlapi import *

errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds = next(
    getCmd(SnmpEngine(),
           CommunityData('public', mpModel=0),
           UdpTransportTarget(('demo.snmplabs.com', 161)),
           ContextData(),
           ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('SNMPv2-MIB', 'sysDescr', 0)))
)

if errorIndication:
    print(errorIndication)
elif errorStatus:
    print('%s at %s' % (errorStatus.prettyPrint(),
                        errorIndex and varBinds[int(errorIndex) - 1][0] or '?'))
else:
    for varBind in varBinds:
        print(' = '.join([x.prettyPrint() for x in varBind]))

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SNMPv2c

Send SNMP GET request using the following options:

  • with SNMPv2c, community ‘public’
  • over IPv4/UDP
  • to an Agent at demo.snmplabs.com:161
  • for two OIDs in string form

Functionally similar to:

$ snmpget -v2c -c public demo.snmplabs.com 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.6.0
from pysnmp.hlapi import *

errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds = next(
    getCmd(SnmpEngine(),
           CommunityData('public'),
           UdpTransportTarget(('demo.snmplabs.com', 161)),
           ContextData(),
           ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0')),
           ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('1.3.6.1.2.1.1.6.0')))
)

if errorIndication:
    print(errorIndication)
elif errorStatus:
    print('%s at %s' % (errorStatus.prettyPrint(),
                        errorIndex and varBinds[int(errorIndex) - 1][0] or '?'))
else:
    for varBind in varBinds:
        print(' = '.join([x.prettyPrint() for x in varBind]))

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SNMPv3: auth MD5, privacy DES

Send SNMP GET request using the following options:

  • with SNMPv3, user ‘usr-md5-des’, MD5 authentication, DES encryption
  • over IPv4/UDP
  • to an Agent at demo.snmplabs.com:161
  • for IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1 MIB object

Functionally similar to:

$ snmpget -v3 -l authPriv -u usr-md5-des -A authkey1 -X privkey1 demo.snmplabs.com IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1
from pysnmp.hlapi import *

errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds = next(
    getCmd(SnmpEngine(),
           UsmUserData('usr-md5-des', 'authkey1', 'privkey1'),
           UdpTransportTarget(('demo.snmplabs.com', 161)),
           ContextData(),
           ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('IF-MIB', 'ifInOctets', 1)))
)

if errorIndication:
    print(errorIndication)
elif errorStatus:
    print('%s at %s' % (errorStatus.prettyPrint(),
                        errorIndex and varBinds[int(errorIndex) - 1][0] or '?'))
else:
    for varBind in varBinds:
        print(' = '.join([x.prettyPrint() for x in varBind]))

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SNMPv3: auth MD5, no privacy

Send SNMP GET request using the following options:

  • with SNMPv3, user ‘usr-md5-none’, MD5 authentication, no privacy
  • over IPv4/UDP
  • to an Agent at demo.snmplabs.com:161
  • for IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1 MIB object

Functionally similar to:

$ snmpget -v3 -l authNoPriv -u usr-md5-none -A authkey1 demo.snmplabs.com IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1
from pysnmp.hlapi import *

errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds = next(
    getCmd(SnmpEngine(),
           UsmUserData('usr-md5-none', 'authkey1'),
           UdpTransportTarget(('demo.snmplabs.com', 161)),
           ContextData(),
           ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('IF-MIB', 'ifInOctets', 1)))
)

if errorIndication:
    print(errorIndication)
elif errorStatus:
    print('%s at %s' % (errorStatus.prettyPrint(),
                        errorIndex and varBinds[int(errorIndex) - 1][0] or '?'))
else:
    for varBind in varBinds:
        print(' = '.join([x.prettyPrint() for x in varBind]))

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SNMPv3: no auth, no privacy

Send SNMP GET request using the following options:

  • with SNMPv3, user ‘usr-none-none’, no authentication, no encryption
  • over IPv4/UDP
  • to an Agent at demo.snmplabs.com:161
  • for IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1 MIB object

Functionally similar to:

$ snmpget -v3 -l noAuthNoPriv -u usr-none-none demo.snmplabs.com IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1
from pysnmp.hlapi import *

errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds = next(
    getCmd(SnmpEngine(),
           UsmUserData('usr-none-none'),
           UdpTransportTarget(('demo.snmplabs.com', 161)),
           ContextData(),
           ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('IF-MIB', 'ifInOctets', 1)))
)

if errorIndication:
    print(errorIndication)
elif errorStatus:
    print('%s at %s' % (errorStatus.prettyPrint(), errorIndex and varBinds[int(errorIndex) - 1][0] or '?'))
else:
    for varBind in varBinds:
        print(' = '.join([x.prettyPrint() for x in varBind]))

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SNMPv3: auth SHA, privacy AES128

Send SNMP GET request using the following options:

  • with SNMPv3, user ‘usr-sha-aes’, SHA authentication, AES128 encryption
  • over IPv4/UDP
  • to an Agent at demo.snmplabs.com:161
  • for SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0 MIB object

Available authentication protocols:

  1. usmHMACMD5AuthProtocol
  2. usmHMACSHAAuthProtocol
  3. usmNoAuthProtocol

Available privacy protocols:

  1. usmDESPrivProtocol
  2. usm3DESEDEPrivProtocol
  3. usmAesCfb128Protocol
  4. usmAesCfb192Protocol
  5. usmAesCfb256Protocol
  6. usmNoPrivProtocol

Functionally similar to:

$ snmpget -v3 -l authPriv -u usr-sha-aes -A authkey1 -X privkey1 -a SHA -x AES demo.snmplabs.com SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0
from pysnmp.hlapi import *

errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds = next(
    getCmd(SnmpEngine(),
           UsmUserData('usr-sha-aes', 'authkey1', 'privkey1',
                       authProtocol=usmHMACSHAAuthProtocol,
                       privProtocol=usmAesCfb128Protocol),
           UdpTransportTarget(('demo.snmplabs.com', 161)),
           ContextData(),
           ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('SNMPv2-MIB', 'sysDescr', 0)))
)

if errorIndication:
    print(errorIndication)
elif errorStatus:
    print('%s at %s' % (errorStatus.prettyPrint(),
                        errorIndex and varBinds[int(errorIndex) - 1][0] or '?'))
else:
    for varBind in varBinds:
        print(' = '.join([x.prettyPrint() for x in varBind]))

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See also: library reference.