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Old 03-04-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
Noodles25
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SNMP logging in syslog


I'm seeing a lot of messages like this in /var/log/messages:

Mar 4 21:25:48 db1 snmpd[31684]: Connection from UDP: [127.0.0.1]:45788
Mar 4 21:25:48 db1 snmpd[31684]: Received SNMP packet(s) from UDP: [127.0.0.1]:45788

Seems to happen every 20 seconds or so. I'm not sure why this is happening, is there a way to turn off the SNMP to stop it from trying to connect to localhost every few seconds or disable the logging?

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Old 03-05-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Something is polling SNMP at a ludicrous interval. I don't know why/what is polling, maybe for gathering statistics, so shutting down the SNMP daemon may affect that. If it's logging you're concerned about your `man snmpd` shows you how to redirect logging to its own logfile (log facility) or not log anything at all (-l /dev/null IIRC).
 
  


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