Bug 77926 - cannot connect to snmpd (libwrap)
Summary: cannot connect to snmpd (libwrap)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: net-snmp
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2002-11-15 14:27 UTC by Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-05 17:13:37 UTC

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Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2002-11-15 14:27:43 UTC
Description of Problem:
snmpd does not accept requests with libwrap.

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

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put "ALL:" to /etc/hosts.allow and "ALL: ALL@ALL" to /etc/hosts.deny
2. Start snmpd with the default config
3. Run snmpwalk -v1 -c public system

Actual Results:
Timeout with "Connection from udp: REFUSED" message in

Expected Results:
The contents of the system SNMP subtree (at least the system.sysContact.0
and system.sysLocation.0 variables).

Additional Information:
The problem is that the agent/snmp_agent.c:netsnmp_agent_check_packet()
function passes the "udp:<sourceport>" string to the TCP wrapper's
host_ctl(3) function instead of the plain "". When I change
the format string "udp:%s:%d" at line 71 of libsnmp/snmpUDPDomain.c to
plain "%s", I am able to connect to my SNMP agent. It is not, however,
a clean fix, and the similar one should be applied to all
snmplib/snmp*Domain.c files, or the netsnmp_agent_check_packet() routine
should be changed.

Comment 1 Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2002-11-18 09:35:16 UTC
It appears to be fixed in net-snmp-5.0.6, so I think it you may have
to issue the updated packages for 5.0.6.

Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2003-02-05 17:13:37 UTC
Yep, fixed in latest rawhide builds, just checked.

Read ya, Phil

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