Setting Logging Priorities via Syslog not possible

Bug #369577 reported by David Zumbrunnen on 2009-04-29
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Bug Description

'snmpd' is filling up my daemon.log file. So I want to just log, what's really important.

Specifying customized logging (-L parameter for $SNMPDOPTS) in /etc/default/snmpd does not work with log priorities with syslog facilities. Example:

    SNMPDOPTS='-LS 0-4 d -Lf /dev/null -u snmp -I -smux -p /var/run/snmpd.pid'

does not work. According to the man pages (snmpcmd(5)) this should work. And it works on my Hardy servers, in fact.

Starting 'snmpd' with "-LS 0-4 d" results in:

    invalid syslog facility: -

According to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=486875 this is a known problem and has been patched.

Either calling snmpd with "-LS 0-4 d" is deprecated and should be updated in the man pages or something else needs upgrading/to be fixed (new/patched version of libsnmp or something).

Package/Version: snmpd 5.4.1~dfsg-12ubuntu3

Related branches

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package net-snmp - 5.4.1~dfsg-12ubuntu4

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net-snmp (5.4.1~dfsg-12ubuntu4) karmic; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/99-fix-net-snmp-syslog.patch: Fixes "invalid syslog facility".
   (LP: #369577)

 -- Chuck Short <email address hidden> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:44:51 -0400

Changed in net-snmp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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