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  1. ZABBIX BUGS AND ISSUES
  2. ZBX-4706

Snmp trap source address

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    • Type: Incident report
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.9 (beta)
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Server (S)
    • Environment:
      Linux Debian, Mysql etc

      Description

      I'm not sure this falls under a feature request or a bug. Please move it if necessary.

      In the manual the following is stated the following about snmp trap items in 2.0: "For each trap Zabbix finds all corresponding SNMP interfaces on hosts for the received IP or DNS address"

      The problem with this is that a network switch or router snmp traps will most likely not have the same source address as is used for monitoring the host. In most networks a host will be monitored using an ip in e.g. an monitoring subnet. Snmp traps will use the loopback address of this device for snmp traps.

      I think this behavioir is valid for most SNMP trap implementations and thus would make the Zabbix snmp trap implementation useless, unless some kind of NAT is implemented. I would suggest that an additional ip address can be added per host to solve this issue.

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            attilla Attilla de Groot
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