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4.1.6 snmp statement


snmp {
        port portno ; 
        listen ( addr-list | no ); 
        max-requests number ; 
        time-to-live number ; 
        request-cleanup-delay number ; 
        ident string ; 
        community name ( rw | ro ) ; 
        network name network [ network ... ] ; 
        acl {
                allow network_name community_name ; 
                deny network_name ; 
        } ; 
        storage {
                file filename ; 
                perms number ; 
                max-nas-count number ; 
                max-port-count number ; 
        } ; 


The snmp statement configures the SNMP service.

listen statement

The listen statement determines on which addresses radiusd will listen for incoming SNMP requests. The argument is a comma-separated list of items in the form ip:port-number. The ip can be either an IP address in familiar “dotted-quad” notation or a hostname. The :port-number part may be omitted, in which case the default SNMP port (161) is used.

If the listen statement is omitted, radiusd will accept incoming requests from any interface on the machine.

The special value no disables listening for SNMP requests.

The following example configures radius to listen for the incoming SNMP requests on the default SNMP port on the address and on port 4500 on address


Numeric statements


Sets the number of which port to listen for the SNMP requests.


Sets the maximum number of SNMP requests in the queue. Any surplus requests will be discarded.


Sets the request time-to-live in seconds. The time-to-live is the time to wait for the completion of the request. If the request job isn't completed within this interval of time it is cleared, the corresponding child process killed and the request removed from the queue.


Sets the request cleanup delay in seconds, i.e. determines how long will the completed SNMP request reside in the queue.

String statements


Sets the SNMP server identification string.

Community and network definitions

community name ( rw | ro )

Defines the community name as read-write (rw) or read-only (ro).

network name network [ network ... ]

Groups several networks or hosts under one logical network name.

Access-Control List definitions

allow network_name community_name

allow hosts from the group network_name access to community community_name.


Deny access to SNMP service from any host in the group network_name.

Storage control

GNU Radius stores the SNMP monitoring data in an area of shared memory mapped to an external file. This allows all subprocesses to share this information and to accumulate the statistics across invocations of the daemon.

The storage statement controls the usage of the storage for the SNMP data.


Sets the file name for the SNMP storage file. Unless the filename begins with a ‘/’ it is taken as relative to the current logging directory.


Sets the access permissions for the storage file. Notice, that this statement does not interpret its argument as octal by default, so be sure to prefix it with ‘0’ to use an octal value.


Sets maximum number of NASes the storage file is able to handle. Default is 512. Raise this number if you see the following message in your log file:

reached SNMP storage limit for the number of
monitored NASes: increase max-nas-count

Sets maximum number of ports the storage file is able to handle. Default is 1024. Raise this number if you see the following message in your log file:

reached SNMP storage limit for the number of
monitored ports: increase max-port-count

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