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AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks

SNMP Daemon Implementation Restrictions

The current implementation of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent does not have:

Not all values defined in RFC 1213 are supported, as illustrated in the following note:

Note: A set request for ipRouteType 2 (invalid) causes deletion of a route. A get request will never return this value for an existing route.

The following implementation restrictions should be observed:

If you set the value of the MIB variable ipForwarding to 1, indicating that the TCP/IP kernel should forward packets, the snmpd agent performs some interface checks before it will allow the set operation to succeed. If there is more than one active interface, then the MIB variable ipForwarding is set to 1 and the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) kernel configurable option ipforwarding is set to 1. Otherwise, the snmpd agent does not perform the set operation and an error badValue is returned.

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