Re: [nv-l] authenticationFailure trap received from enterprise cisco
Authentication Failures are ALWAYS about using the wrong community name.
That is precisely what "authentication failure" means -- someone or
something attempted to get information from an SNMP agent using an
incorrect community name. So if the source of this trap is a Cisco
device, I recommend you go login to that device and look at its logs. I
am not certain but it ay be that someone changed the read community name
on this box and that change has not been made yet in NetView using the
Level 3 Support for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and NT
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john.j.mackney AT accenture DOT com
09/18/2002 04:37 AM
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Subject: [nv-l] authenticationFailure trap received from
I have NetView 7.1.2 on Solaris 8 (+All recommended SUN patches)
Since I turned NetView on this week I keep getting loads of traps like the
A authenticationFailure trap received from enterprise cisco with 1
argument: authAddr= "my_netview_server"
SPECIFIC : 0 (hex: 0)
GENERIC : 4
CATEGORY : Status Events
ENTERPRISE : cisco 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.48
SOURCE : Agent (A)
HOSTNAME : "cisco 7505's IP address"
SEVERITY : Indeterminate
LOGGEDTIME : 09/18/02 06:25:01 AM
If I click Browse MIB and follow down the tree I can get to
But I cannot find the final .48 in the tree.
I do not think the error is related to community names as when I click
"Start Query" anywhere in the MIB tree, I get in the messages window if
Note using community "our_read_Community_Name" for node "cisco 7505's IP
and it returns a value
Anyone know what's happening. I get similar traps from other cisco devices
(but obviously with either OID values - which also do not resolve the last
Is this because the OS of the cisco devices do not match the MIBs I have
Please - any info anyone - out network managers are complaining about the
volume of traps.
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