[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#397573: snmpd - ifInOctets and ifOutOctets on x86_64 do not increment or show lo's values

Emanuel Posescu webmaster at dacoda.ro
Wed Nov 8 10:38:58 CET 2006

Package: snmpd
Version: 5.1.2-6.2
Severity: important

Debian-release: 3.1
Debian-architecture: amd64
Kernel-version: Linux www 2.6.8-12-em64t-p4-smp #1 SMP Tue Sep 19 01:32:16 UTC 2006 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Libc-version: 2.3.2.ds1-22sarge4

IF-MIB::ifInOctets and ifOutOctets do not increment except for lo or
show the same value for all interfaces (the value of the first if).
This problem seems to manifest only over the wire.
Same problem is reported by several users of net-snmp 5.1.2 on x86_64
platforms.( http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=36566214 )

Correct output on localhost :

www:~# snmpwalk -v2c -c ****** localhost
IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1 = Counter32: 122904317
IF-MIB::ifInOctets.2 = Counter32: 10431637148
IF-MIB::ifInOctets.3 = Counter32: 0
IF-MIB::ifInOctets.4 = Counter32: 0

Incorrrect output on remote server using same debian release for x86

monitor:~#  snmpwalk -v2c -c ****** REMOTE_HOST
IF-MIB::ifInOctets.1 = Counter32: 122796743
IF-MIB::ifInOctets.2 = Counter32: 122796743
IF-MIB::ifInOctets.3 = Counter32: 0
IF-MIB::ifInOctets.4 = Counter32: 0

(comunity has been replaced by ****** for security purposes, same goes
for REMOTE_HOST, same problem applies for ifOutOctets)

Sugestion would be to upgrade the net-snmp package to version 5.3.1

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