SNMPD - disable logging in /var/log/message

As you can see, legitimate connections are logged at LOG_INFO and allow_severity (which is also set to LOG_INFO). Unfortunately, pretty much every other important message from snmpd is logged at this level, so if you're going to disable this silly chatter you have to disable almost every log message. If you're good at coding C, find the above blocks of code and comment out the snmp_log calls.

How? On Redhat Server 5 and Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 you simply create the file /etc/snmp/snmpd.options and put in there:

vi /etc/snmp/snmpd.options

OPTIONS="-Lf /dev/null -p /var/run/"

This is pretty much the default options (grep OPTIONS /etc/init.d/snmpd to compare) but with the removal of -Lsf, thus disabling logging.

Thank goodness for quiet log files!

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