Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 153758
snmpd exec not returning output
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:17 EST
Description of problem:
Using the 'exec' keyword, you can run custom scripts and have the output
available in snmp queries. However, after upgrading to rhel4 (from rhel3), I no
longer get the ouput.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a simple shell script.
2. Save it to /usr/bin/mytest. chmod a+x. Make sure you can run it manually.
3. Add this line to /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf:
exec testing /usr/bin/mytest
4. Restart snmpd service
5. Run an snmp query:
snmpwalk -v 2c -c <community> <host> 184.108.40.206.4.1.2021.8
UCD-SNMP-MIB::extIndex.1 = INTEGER: 1
UCD-SNMP-MIB::extNames.1 = STRING: testing
UCD-SNMP-MIB::extCommand.1 = STRING: /usr/bin/mytest
UCD-SNMP-MIB::extResult.1 = INTEGER: 1
UCD-SNMP-MIB::extOutput.1 = STRING:
UCD-SNMP-MIB::extErrFix.1 = INTEGER: 0
UCD-SNMP-MIB::extErrFixCmd.1 = STRING:
UCD-SNMP-MIB::extOutput.1 = STRING: Test
This also occurs with custom OID's. With custom OID's, the extOutput entry
(.101.1) doesn't even show up.
It turned out to be SELinux not allowing snmpd to execute anything. Changing
selinux to permissive allowed snmp to work as expected. Now I just need to read
up on selinux and figure out how to get them to work together.
Yep, works same for me. SELinux retrains the output of the script so this only
needs SELinux audit tune-up.