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Bug 84588 - kbytes vs. bytes mismatch in snmpd.conf
kbytes vs. bytes mismatch in snmpd.conf
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: net-snmp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2003-02-19 04:36 EST by Janne Pikkarainen
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-05 11:24:21 EDT
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Description Janne Pikkarainen 2003-02-19 04:36:14 EST
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Description of problem:
It seems that the default snmpd.conf has a small but potentially very confusing
typo in it. I think there should read "maxsize_in_kbytes", not
"maxsize_in_bytes" like it currently does.

A quote from snmpd.conf:

# file: Check on the size of a file.
#   Display a files size statistics.
#   If it grows to be too large, report an error about it.
#    file /path/to/file [maxsize_in_bytes]

And my (at first erraneous) settings from snmpd.conf, because it told me to
report the size in bytes:

file  /var/log/httpd/access_log 1800000000

Now let's see the actual results via snmpget and fileTable:

fileMax.1 = INTEGER: 1800000000 kB

Woah, that's a little bit bigger than the 1.7-1.8 gigabytes I previously
thought. So, let's check from the UCD-SNMP-MiB which one is right, snmpd.conf or

    SYNTAX      Integer32
    UNITS       "kB"
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
        "Limit of filesize (kB)"
    ::= { fileEntry 4 }

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a file to keep an eye on to snmpd.conf and follow the instructions
precisely, setting the file size in bytes.
2. Check the actual settings with snmp-get.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2003-08-05 11:24:21 EDT
I just checked, and neither the example config file nor the manpage contain the
byte reference anymore but only the kilobyte reference.

So it's fixed on the latest versions available via rawhide.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 2 Janne Pikkarainen 2003-08-05 11:34:01 EDT
Ok. Thank you for your information. :-)

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