netsnmp Solaris 9 using v3

jesse.carroll at jesse.carroll at
Fri Mar 20 20:01:45 CET 2015

So installing and configuring net-snmnp (netsnmp) v3 on Solaris 10 was actually quite easy. However on Solaris 9 I have two issues. First /etc/opt/csw/snmp/snmpd.conf in not included in the Solaris 9 package. It is in Solaris 10. Fairly trivial as I copied the file from a Solaris 10 server. 

The second issue is a bit more critical. When I create a v3 user via net-snmp-create-v3-user the information is not placed in /var/opt/csw/net-snmp/snmpd.conf after I start snmpd. The command with sensitive information redacted: 

    net-snmp-create-v3-user -a SHA -x AES -A <AES passphrase> -X <SHA passphrase> <user_name>

Before I start snmpd I see 'createUser NMSusr1 SHA "5hASnMP3nM5!" AES ae5SnMP3nM5!'. After I start snmpd the user information is missing from /var/opt/csw/net-snmp/snmpd.conf. Looking at my Solaris 10 I see information for the user that starts with 'usmUser'. Is there something I'm missing or is this a bug? I'm running on both systems.

One last question: The page for netsnmp list version 5.7.3,REV=2015.03.18 but I can't seem to find it in the mirrors I've searched. Is there a plan to release this version?

Jesse Carroll

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