Bug 209861 - snmpd complains when using ppp (pptpd) connections
snmpd complains when using ppp (pptpd) connections
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: net-snmp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jan Safranek
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Reported: 2006-10-06 20:38 EDT by Trevor Cordes
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: net-snmp-5.3.1-15.fc6
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Last Closed: 2007-07-16 05:16:07 EDT
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Description Trevor Cordes 2006-10-06 20:38:27 EDT
Description of problem:
I just configured (server-side) pptpd for the first time.  When a client makes a
connection, snmpd starts complaining to syslog every 60 seconds:

snmpd[12228]: netsnmp_assert index == tmp failed
if-mib/data_access/interface.c:468 _access_interface_entry_save_name()
snmpd[12228]: error on subcontainer 'ia_addr' insert (-1)
snmpd[12228]: error on subcontainer '' insert (-1)

It appears to keep complaining until the connection is dropped.

I found a report on the net of the exact same thing with pppoe under debian, so
it would appear to be a general ppp thing, and not pptp-specific.  However, I
don't believe I've ever seen this with the pppoe connections I've used.

It may be related to the fact that with pptp I have specified it to use ppp5,
when there are no ppp0-ppp4 in use.  I want to leave ppp0-ppp4 open for possible
pppoe connections.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure and run snmpd
2. configure and run pptpd
3. have a client connect to pptpd

Actual results:
snmpd complains in syslog

Expected results:
no complaints

Additional info:
Comment 1 Peter Bieringer 2007-01-17 17:18:07 EST
I got the same here:

Jan 17 23:10:31 server snmpd[2679]: netsnmp_assert index == tmp failed
if-mib/data_access/interface.c:467 _access_interface_entry_save_name() 

System is FC6 with

Message is probably triggered by a running mrtg which monitors an ippp interface.

Comment 2 Jan Safranek 2007-07-16 05:16:07 EDT
net-snmp-5.3.1-15.fc6 has been pushed for FC6, which should resolve this issue.
If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it
in this bug report. 

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