I want to do a little SNMP testing and want to issue some traps from a test Ubuntu box. What are the easiest ways (for a Linux noob) to cause some traps to fire?
You'll need to have the snmp package installed. "sudo apt-get install snmp" should install it for you if you don't have it installed already. The package contains the command line tools for snmp from the Net-SNMP project.
After the package is installed use either snmptrap or snmpinfor depending on what you are trying to learn. Look at the manpages and http://net-snmp.sourceforge.net/ for more information.
Looks like you can use snmptrap: