"Joom" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
It appears that something is attempting to query your host's SNMP> in /usr/tmp/snmpd.log
> 06/22/03 18:44:51 EXCEPTIONS: authentication error: invalid community name: xyz
> I don't find the name xyz in the file snmpd.conf and I don't know from where
> this name comes.
> As anyone an idea?
agent, and it's using the wrong community string.
Crank up the logging level in snmpd.conf and perhaps you can find the
IP address of the SNMP manager that's attempting this query and put a
stop to it.
Or better still, use tcp wrappers to reject all inbound SNMP
connections on TCP/UDP 161/162 unless you have a legitimate need for
external SNMP managers to query your SNMP agent on that box.