Re: [nv-l] authenticationFailure trap received from enterprise cisco

2002-09-18 08:52:10
Subject: Re: [nv-l] authenticationFailure trap received from enterprise cisco
From: James Shanks <jshanks AT us.ibm DOT com>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 08:52:10 -0400
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 
xnmsnmpconf dialog.

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and NT
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

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 
enterprise cisco


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
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 
MIB browser:
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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