[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#672063: Bug#672063: using of /var/agentx conflicts with FHS

Jochen Friedrich jochen at scram.de
Tue May 8 14:22:27 UTC 2012

Hi Christian,

> FHS about /var:
> Applications must generally not add directories to the top level of /var. Such directories
> should only be added if they have some system-wide implication, and in consultation with the
> FHS mailing list.
> So I think it should move to /var/run/agentx

The wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many of them to 
choose from.

RFC 2741 (Agent Extensibility (AgentX) Protocol):

8.2.1. Well-known Values

    The master agent creates a well-known UNIX-domain socket endpoint
    called "/var/agentx/master".  (It may create other, implementation-
    specific endpoints.)

    This endpoint name uses the character set encoding native to the
    managed node, and represents a UNIX-domain stream (SOCK_STREAM)


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