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RE: Probably silly Q



 

>> >Linksys sends snmptraps to the snmptrap port (161) (man 
> snmptrapd) this 
> >is a standard service that will listen to this port and do 
> whatever is 
> >configured with the data (save it to syslog, or to elsewhere, and/or 
> >even execute scripts to process the incomming data), it can be  
> >checkconfig'ed on and will put the messages into whatever is 
> configured 
> >by snmptrapd.
> >
> >I have been using it for years on both Windows and Linux.  snmptraps 
> >are os independent, where as syslog in typically unix only.
> >
> >You can also set the ip address to send it to, to be .255 
> and it will 
> >nicely broadcast on your local subnet.
> >
> That was the default, but I changed it to point at the 
> firewall box itself, if thats the case I should put it back 
> to the default??


If the firewall box is a linux box that you want to be receiving
a trap that is correct, if that is the linksys you don't want its
address in there, you want the either the broadcast address or the
address of the specific box that you want the trap sent to.

                     Roger


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