check_snmp with negative values



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In fact, your problem comes from the fact that check_snmp recognizes the “-20:5” as a new argument (the “-” sign signifies that a new argument is coming).

I’ve tried to escape this character (with \ and /), but none of these work …

So you could either find an escape character.
Or, another way would be to write a small script that will call snmpget and parse the results :slight_smile:


Thank you for the reply.

I’m going to try and find the right escape character, and see if that works.



Did anyone every find a solution for this? I’m having the same issue.