Bug 64390 - snmpd bombs out on startup with no error message
Summary: snmpd bombs out on startup with no error message
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ucd-snmp (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-05-03 14:36 UTC by Graham Leggett
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-21 11:46:05 UTC
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Description Graham Leggett 2002-05-03 14:36:04 UTC
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Description of problem:
After installing a config file within /etc/snmpd/snmpd.conf, and starting the
daemon with /etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd, a check to see whether the daemon was
running showed that it was not.

An strace of snmpd showed that it was creating a log file /var/log/snmpd.log,
then forking - but the forked process dies without saying anything.

If config file errors existed, they were logged to /var/log/messages before
snmpd dies. If an attempt is made to shut down snmpd with /etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd
stop, it reports "failed".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure snmpd.conf
2. Start /etc/rc.d/init.d/snmpd start
3. ps -auxwww | grep snmpd shows no deamon running

Additional info:

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-05-21 11:45:59 UTC
You are probably using the original 7.2 version of ucd-snmp and activated the
disk option in the config file.

There have been numerous bug reports about this already in bugzilla, and the
latest version of RH 7.3, ucd-snmp-4.2.4-3 fixes this problem.

So if you could please give this version a try and see if it fixes your problem
i'd greately appreciate it.


Read ya, Phil

Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2002-07-25 12:34:31 UTC
No comment in more than 2 months, i assume the released errata version fixes
your problem, so closing this bug as ERRATA.

Read ya, Phil

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