24.6.2. Running the Net-SNMP Daemon

The net-snmp package contains snmpd, the SNMP Agent Daemon. This section provides information on how to start, stop, and restart the snmpd service, and shows how to enable it in a particular runlevel. For more information on the concept of runlevels and how to manage system services in Red Hat Enterprise Linux in general, see Chapter 12, Services and Daemons.

24.6.2.1. Starting the Service

To run the snmpd service in the current session, type the following at a shell prompt as root:
service snmpd start
To configure the service to be automatically started at boot time, use the following command:
chkconfig snmpd on
This will enable the service in runlevel 2, 3, 4, and 5. Alternatively, you can use the Service Configuration utility as described in Section 12.2.1.1, “Enabling and Disabling a Service”.