Install WSL

The net-snmp package works well on Linux, so let's use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to use it, see:

How Do I Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)?
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Install net-snmp

Open a bash command prompt by running the Debian program from the Start menu. Enter the commands below to update the package manaer and install net-snmp. If prompted by sudo, enter the password for your user account (created during the WSL install).

% sudo apt-get update
% sudo apt install snmp snmptrapd

Create an snmptrapd config file

snmptrapd needs a configuration file. This file must be under /root/.snmp because  the command is run as root. Perform these commands:

% sudo mkdir /root/.snmp
% echo disableAuthorization yes | sudo tee /root/.snmp/snmptrapd.conf

Run snmptrapd

Enter this command to start the trap daemon in the foreground:

% sudo snmptrapd -f -L o
NET-SNMP version 5.7.3

Generate a trap

Open another bash window. Enter this command:

% sudo snmptrap -v 2c -c public localhost SNMPv2-MIB::coldStart 0 .1 string hi

Expect this output in the snmptrapd window:

2020-05-19 20:43:25 localhost [UDP: []:52869->[]:162]:
iso. = OID: ccitt.0  ccitt.1 = STRING: "hi"