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snmpd gives "error on subcontainer" warnings

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


After starting the snmpd service "service snmpd start" the following messages appear in /var/log/net-snmpd.log
error on subcontainer 'ia_addr' insert (-1)
error on subcontainer 'ia_addr' insert (-1)
The error occurs every 30 seconds and fills the log.


The message 'error on subcontainer' is logged with log level DEBUG. The log level for snmp is set in /etc/sysconfig/net-snmp by SNMPD_LOGLEVEL. By default it is set to 'd' (debug) to ensure backward compatibility with an older init script.

If you want to stop these messages, you can change the log level in /etc/sysconfig/net-snmp. The available log levels are documented in snmpcmd(1).

In /etc/sysconfig/net-snmp you can set the log level down wards to 'i' (LOG_INFO):



and restart snmpd.


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  • Document ID:7005030
  • Creation Date: 15-Dec-2009
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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