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Re: Authentication Problem

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Subject: Re: Authentication Problem
From: lclark@us.ibm.com
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 14:52:43 -0400

Some management system somewhere is polling luminere.pts.umn.edu
with an incorrect community, and luminere.pts.umn.edu has its trap
set to the Netview box, so it reports it to you. Is it the Netview box
itself doing that poll?
Test this by doing a demand poll on the node. If you get a whole bunch more
of the same
traps, then it is you. If not, it is someone else. Perhaps you have another
or an Openview system on the network? Netview for NT has a nice, regular
daily configuration poll that by default goes off at that time of day.  Do
you have
one of those? The daily config poll on Unix is less regular, but could by
chance have
become set to that time. The numbers in front of the trap are a unix form
of timestamp,
I think.

If lumiere is an AIX box, you can turn on debug in its /etc/snmpd.conf
(raise it by one
or 2 levels) and check the snmpd.log (its location is specified in the same
file) to
see what community string it is getting that it does not like. That may
give you a clue
as to who is doing the polling.


Leslie A. Clark
IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking

"Thomas Kunz" <t-kunz@admin.ndis.umn.edu>@tkg.com on 09/27/2000 01:51:44 PM

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We have NetView 5.1.2, AIX 4.3.1 and Framework 3.6.1.
Every day at 12:30 A.M. we get the following error message in trapd.log.
How can I find out where it is coming from?
Also what do the numbers at the front of the message mean?

970032625  4  Wed Sep 27 00:30:25 2000 luminere.pts.umn.edu      A IBM
Incorrect Community Name (authenticationFailure Trap)

Thanks in advance.

Thanks and have a great day!  :-)
Tom Kunz
OIT/PTS Network & AIX Systems Support
University of Minnesota
1300 S. 2nd St.
Mpls., MN. 55454-1083
Suite 660
Phone: 612-624-8086
Fax: 612-626-1332
Email: t-kunz@cafe.tc.umn.edu

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