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How can I generate a test trap with a CentOS box to send to a remote monitoring box?

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You can use snmptrap - see http://www.net-snmp.org/tutorial/tutorial-5/commands/snmptrap.html for more details.

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Restart the snmpd service, service snmpd restart. That should send agent shutdown/start traps.

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