Installing and running ModSnmp

Windows installation

To install ModSnmp under Windows, download and execute the file modsnmp3.14_setup.exe. You can then run ModSnmp from the Start menu or by using the desktop icon.

Linux installation

To install ModSnmp under Linux, download the file modsnmp3.14.jar and put it in any convenient directory. You can then run ModSnmp using the command:

java -jar modsnmp3.14.jar

You will, of course, need to use the full pathname for modsnmp3.14.jar if it's not in your current directory. You will probably want to create a shortcut, launcher, shell script, or whatever to save you having to keep typing the above command.

You will initially need to run ModSnmp with a GUI in order to register and configure it. If the computer that you want to run ModSnmp on does not have an X-server, you should use ssh to login to the ModSnmp computer from a computer that does have an X-server. You can then use ssh to tunnel the ModSnmp GUI output to the X-server.

Java requirement

Since ModSnmp is written in Java, you will need a copy of the Java JRE (version 6 or later) in order to run it. If you are unable to run ModSnmp, try the command:

java -version

If you get an error from this command, then you do not have the JRE installed, and you will have to download it from Oracle.


Before you can use ModSnmp you will need to get a registration key.

MIB files

In order for your SNMP manager to communicate with ModSnmp it will need two MIB files: the Wingpath-MIB file, and an MIB file generated by ModSnmp. See MIB file in the ModSnmp manual for details.


If you have any problems setting up the Java environment, installing ModSnmp, getting a registration key, or using ModSnmp, please email us at and we will do our best to help.

If you are reporting a bug, please give a full description of what you were doing and what went wrong. Include all the information displayed in the Help->About dialog, and also any output that was sent to the command window.