Download PySNMP

The PySNMP software is provided under terms and conditions of BSD-style license, and can be freely downloaded from PyPI or GitHub (master branch).

Besides official releases, it’s advisable to try the cutting-edge development code that could be taken from PySNMP source code repository. It may be less stable in regards to general operation and changes to public interfaces, but it’s first to contain fixes to recently discovered bugs.

The best way to obtain PySNMP and dependencies is to run:

$ pip install pysnmp


$ easy_install pysnmp

In case you do not have the easy_install command on your system but still would like to use the on-line package installation method, please install setuptools package by downloading and running ez_setup.pz bootstrap:

# wget
# python

In case you are installing PySNMP on an off-line system, the following packages need to be downloaded and installed for PySNMP to become operational:

  • pysnmp, SNMP engine implementation
  • pyasn1, used for handling ASN.1 objects
  • pysmi for automatic MIB download and compilation. That helps visualizing more SNMP objects


The installation procedure for all the above packages is as follows (on UNIX-based systems):

$ tar zxf package-X.X.X.tar.gz
$ cd package-X.X.X
# python install
# cd ..
# rm -rf package-X.X.X

In case of any issues, please open a GitHub issue so we could try to help out.