SNMP error : snmpwalk no securityName specified

Posted on 2006-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

     I'm trying to use the snmpwalk command on my redhat linux 9.0 machine. After starting the snmpd service, I tried to run the following command:

# snmpwalk public system

(the ip address specified above is my local machine ip address).

I'm getting the following error message :

snmpwalk: no securityName specified.

Do I need to do any cofiguration in the snmpd.conf file? Please advise me what should I edit in that file.

Question by:expertblr

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    Anyone please help me on this?

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    I have surfed a little and found that is the new syntax

    give a try to this syntax:
    snmpwalk -v 2c -c public system

    also: RH9 is old. it's kind of difficult to maintain if you do not want to break rpm.
    I would recommend to upgrade to RHAS 4.x or the free variant Centos 4.x (Fedora is more for testing than for servers nowadays)

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