PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Traps

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Traps

Re: PMP> Traps

Michael Kirkham (
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 13:56:19 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 3 Apr 1997, JK Martin wrote:

> Your IWL software was configured to receive traps on the standard
> SNMP Trap port, right? Can your software be configured to receive
> traps from other port numbers? If so, could your software have been
> accidentally misconfigured such that it was looking for traps on the
> wrong port?

The IWL software currently only supports receiving traps on the standard
SNMP trap port (162). There is no way that it could have been configured
to receive traps on a different port.

> I take it that your IWL test software used to receive traps was running
> as root, right? The standard Trap port number is in the priviledged
> range, so if your software was running on Stardust's Solaris SPARC
> system (and it was, right?), then the Trap receiver process had to be
> running as root. Do you recall that your software was indeed running
> as root?

On a Unix system, if you try to run a test that expects to receive traps
and you are not running as root, the test will fail with a "Failed to set
trap callback (are you root?)" message in the "Remarks" section, so
someone most likely would have noticed this. Additionally, most of the
vendors were running the tests under Windows, not on the SPARC. Windows
doesn't have this restriction on the priviledged range. (Not sure about
WinNT offhand, since it does have an Administrator, but Win95 certainly

Btw, the tests in question are numbers 5.10.1, 5.10.2, 5.10.3 and 5.10.4
if that'll help you look up the results that were obtained.

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