> From: net-snmp-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net
> [mailto:net-snmp-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On
> Behalf Of Jelena Savic


> I have a script which starts up snmpd and then another
> process which talks to snmpd
> I have traced the snmpd, and the parent process forks and
> exits before the socket is ready..
>
> Is there a way that i can notify my process when snmpd is
> ready without arbitrarily sleeping for some time before
> starting up the second process?


$ snmpgetnext [valid creds] -t 10 -r 60 .1.3

...will wait up to ten minutes for a valid response, retrying every ten seconds. Check the return code - 0 menas the agent is up, anything else means abort.


HTH,

Mike

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