Where should I put snmpd.conf?
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Werner Schram <email@example.com> wrote:
> Anthony M. Rasat wrote:
>> I have a Ubuntu 9.04 server (AMD64) and a Debian Etch AMD64.
>> When I tried to reconfigure /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf then reload by command
>> "/etc/init.d/snmpd reload" apparently changes did not take place. Confused,
>> I tried "/etc/init.d/snmpd restart". Also did not work. But when I tried
>> "/usr/bin/snmpd -c /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf" everything works.
>> This also happens with Debian Etch.
>> Where should I supposed to put snmpd.conf? Scratching my head here.
>> PS: I tried "/etc/init.d/snmpd stop" then "ps -A|grep snmpd" show nothing
>> and then "/etc/init.d/snmpd start" then ps show "snmpd". Now I know the
>> command works. I also checked inside file "/etc/init.d/snmpd" to see how it
>> works. Well, I see it does looking for "/etc/snmp" directory. Hmm...
> I just tried to reproduce your problem, but on my system I can update
> /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf and use '/etc/init.d/snmpd reload' to reload the
> config. You noted that you started /usr/bin/snmpd, I assume that this is a
> writing error? snmpd should be in /usr/sbin. I ask this to make sure you
> don't have multiple snmpd executables arround.
> Which version of snmpd are you using (/usr/sbin/snmpd --version)?
My bad. It was /usr/sbin/snmpd not /usr/bin/snmpd.
However I found the root of the problem. It lies inside file
/etc/default/snmpd line 12:
SNMPDOPTS='-Lsd -Lf /dev/null -u snmp -I -smux -p /var/run/snmpd.pid 127.0.0.1'
Apparently, by default, snmpd supposed to listen on localhost
interface, not physical interface. Thus, my modification :
SNMPDOPTS='-Lsd -Lf /dev/null -u snmp -I -smux -p /var/run/snmpd.pid'
So, it is not about where I should I put snmpd.conf but whole another
reason why it did not work.
Thanks to Werner Schram for his response.
Anthony M. Rasat.-
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