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Old 12-12-2017, 06:28 AM   #1
Lucas Rey
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RedHat 7 snmpd service failed due to Name or service not known

Dear community, I have a RedHat 7 server installed, but I cannot start the snmpd service due to:
    server11# systemctl status snmpd
     snmpd.service - Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Daemon.
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/snmpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2017-12-12 11:51:13 CET; 25min ago
     Process: 20736 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/snmpd $OPTIONS -f (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
     Main PID: 20736 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    Dec 12 11:51:13 oitwi11 systemd[1]: Starting Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Daemon....
    Dec 12 11:51:13 oitwi11 snmpd[20736]: getaddrinfo: serverz1-oam Name or service not known
    Dec 12 11:51:13 oitwi11 snmpd[20736]: getaddrinfo("serverz1-oam", NULL, ...): Name or service not known
    Dec 12 11:51:13 oitwi11 snmpd[20736]: Error opening specified endpoint "serverz1-oam:161"
    Dec 12 11:51:13 oitwi11 snmpd[20736]: Server Exiting with code 1
Well, the error is clear, snmpd service cannot find the serverz1-oam hostname. So, solution could be add it to hosts file. But this is not correct because the real hostname is "server11".
I checked the /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf, but there isn't such config to change.
So, how can I instruct snmp to getaddress to server11 hostname?

Many thanks
Old 12-12-2017, 07:23 AM   #2
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DAMN! got it, it was on these config files:

Sorry for wasting forum space!

Last edited by Lucas Rey; 12-12-2017 at 07:24 AM.
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