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Re: [nv-l] Change SNMP trap receive port?

To: jshanks@us.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Change SNMP trap receive port?
From: "Scott Bursik" <tivoliesm@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 14:54:18 -0600
Cc: nv-l@lists.tivoli.com

Thanks James,

It worked. It was a bit harsh, but I was in a tight spot. 600 Cisco devices need to be reconfigured. NetView is now able to catch its breath. The important traps we need are netmon related any way and they are still being generated.

Scott Bursik
Pepsico Business Solutions Group
>From: "James Shanks"
>To: "Scott Bursik"
>CC: nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
>Subject: Re: [nv-l] Change SNMP trap receive port?
>Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 15:22:47 -0500
>Well, it sounds like a sledge-hammer approach but yes, I think that would
>Though I would only change the UDP port. Only applications like MLM send
>traps over TCP. And you would want to leave that avenue open for
>processes which are expecting to use it. But if you do this, then trapd
>would not see any external traps. but he'd still get all of netmon's and
>the other daemons because they use a domain socket right on the box and
>don't go out over the net.
>Of course that assumes you don't need any external traps for operators to
>see, for rulesets or ovactiond to automate from, or to be passed on to
>TEC. And it doesn't improve your network bandwidth.
>James Shanks
>Level 3 Support for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and NT
>Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group
>"Scott Bursik"
>03/07/2002 03:14 PM
> To: nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
> cc:
> Subject: [nv-l] Change SNMP trap receive port?
>Sorry if I posted twice on this. Either there is a lag in email, or I miss
>Could I change the tcp and udp ports that netview listens on until I have
>control over the SNMP trap flood that our Cisco devices are throwing at
>NetView? I see the settings in serversetup. Would that have any ill
>effects on NetView? Would that give me the desired effect of dumping all
>incoming external traps?
>Scott Bursik
>Pepsico Business Solutions Group
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