[erlang-questions] SNMP n00b problem

Edwin Fine <>
Tue Dec 30 14:47:02 CET 2008


Hi Ben,

The only information I have found that helped me in a practical way with
Erlang SNMP is here: http://www.trapexit.org/SNMP_Quick_Start
Have you checked that out? I actually managed to get a prototype working,
but then had to move on to other things.

Regards,
Ed

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 7:08 PM, Ben Hood <> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm just following the basic instructions to implement a SNMP agent
> (as outlined here:
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/snmp/part_frame.html)
>
> I've generated all of the the config files, but when I boot the SNMP
> app, I get the following issue:
>
> * Configuration error: [USER-BASED-SM-MIB]: reconfigure failed:
> {failed_check,
>
> "/Users/0x6e6562/workspace/snmp-test/usm.conf",
>                                                                  1,10,
>
>  {invalid_user,
>
> {"0x6e6562's engine",
>
>  "foobar",
>
>  "initial",
>
> usmNoAuthProtocol,
>                                                                    [],
>
> usmNoAuthProtocol,
>                                                                    []}}}
>
> Looks like a simple config issue, but there are not too many clues as
> what the missing item or reference could be.
>
> I had a brief look in the snmp_user_based_sm_mib module to get to the
> root cause of this, but the issue was not immediately apparent.
>
> Before I debug this, I wanted to know if I am doing something
> obviously wrong, and/or if there is any easy way to bypass USM if I
> just want to boot a plain jane agent with any auth/privs.
>
> FTR this is using R12B-5 on OS X 10.5.6
>
> Thx,
>
> Ben
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