[ECOS] SNMP authentication problem

Andrew Lunn andrew@lunn.ch
Wed Jun 25 15:46:00 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 03:22:48PM +0300, Alperen Coskun wrote:
> I know its place, but I asked as the basic of SNMP, when I entered lines below to /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf file:
> createUser username MD5  "password"
> rwuser username auth
> it should create a user "username" with password "password" and encrypt&cypt the coming-coming packets according to MD5.  But, neither it creates a user in usm nor it encrypts&cypts the packets. The thing I want to learn is why it doesn't do it. When I aim to get any parameter from agent, agent says there isn't any user recorded. Am i doing sth wrong? 

I think i once did use the snmpd.conf file, but i don't remember if we
put users in it. I did test create using dynamically using the tests
shown on


Do these tests work for you? I you might need to enable some of the
features in tests/snmpping.c


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