[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#504701: logmatch not working in SNMP agent (debian etch)

Jochen Friedrich jochen at scram.de
Thu Nov 6 12:17:56 UTC 2008

Hi Michael,

> I used logMatch in OpenSuSE with no problems. Now I switched some servers to 
> debian etch and the logMatch doesn't work any more. The figures are juse "0" 
> always. See output below.
> Is this a known bug? A feature? Thanks for any enlightening comments.

It's not a bug at all, it's a question of access rights. You need to
give snmpd read access to the log files either by changing the groupid of
snmpd to adm (add "-g adm" to SNMPDOPTS), by changing the umask of the log files
or by running snmpd as root.


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