FAQ:Applications 15

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I get an error when trying to set a negative value - why?

This is a different problem. What's happening here is that the routine that parses the arguments to the 'snmpset' command is seeing the '-' of the new value, and treating it as a command-line option. This normally generates an error (since digits typically aren't valid command line option).

The easiest way to solve this is include the "end-of-option" indicator '--' in the command line, somewhere before the new value (but after all of the options, obviously). For example:

       snmpset -v 2c -c public localhost -- versionRestartAgent.0 i -1

(This command will still fail, since -1 isn't an acceptable value for this particular object, but that's not the point here!)

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