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Recommended update for net-snmp


(Last modified: 18APR2006)

solutions Recommended update for net-snmp SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (cdeda682f4fd6f80fcfcb8b48f6c35a1)

Applies to

Package: net-snmp
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10955
Release: 20060418
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if you are using net-snmp.



Problem description

  • The snmpd sent out IPv4 addresses as 8Bytes when running on a 64bit architecture. (#115254,#133784)
  • The snmpd did not handle gigabit network interfaces correctly. (#155709,#155730)
  • The snmpd did not start, if the log file had a size of 2GB. The init script now runs logrotate to workaround this bug. Logrotate unconditionally restarted the snmpd. Switched the config to use "snmpd try-restart".


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh net-snmp.rpm net-snmp-devel.rpm perl-SNMP.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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