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Bug 487092 - net-analyzer/net-snmp default logging might fill up /var/log
Summary: net-analyzer/net-snmp default logging might fill up /var/log
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Low enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Netmon project
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-06 12:18 UTC by Marc Schiffbauer
Modified: 2014-04-30 22:09 UTC (History)
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Description Marc Schiffbauer gentoo-dev 2013-10-06 12:18:42 UTC
Hey there,

snmpd will log to /var/log/net-snmpd.log file by default which might fill up your /var partition because it is not being rotated.

Please either 
* enable syslog logging by default (by uncommenting the line in /etc/conf.d/snmpd)
* deliver a logrotate snippet so that the default logfile will be rotated.

I think this will eliminate one possible problem that this package introduces to a system where being installed and snmpd being started with almost default settings. 

Thanks for considering.