I got a Nagios. Need to get inbound traffic but for somehow the remote server has the same description for both NIC, and with snmpwalk doent recognize the interface name (eno1). Now i want to change the description of one of it interface but i cant do it. This is the command:

snmpset -v 2c -c community remote-ip iso. s "Intel eno1"

The output:

Error in packet. Reason: notWritable (That object does not support modification) Failed object: iso.

The snmpd.conf of remote server:

group MyROGroup v1 xxxxxxx

group MyRWGroup v2c xxxxxxx

group MyROGroup usm xxxxxxx

access MyROGroup "" any noauth exact all none none

access MyRWGroup "" any noauth exact all all all

Remote Server info:

Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial

How can i change this? I only need to find the way to difference between interfaces when I send a snmp request because both has "Intel Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection" as description, and the Nagios plugin doesnt let met send request by OID.


EDIT: Another problem with this server its that I cant send this kind of requests:

snmpwalk -v 2c -c community REMOTE-IP sysUpTime


sysUpTime: Unknown Object Identifier (Sub-id not found: (top) -> sysUpTime)

In the remote server I can execute mibs-download succefully, but I still getting this output when I send a snmpwalk. Maybe its related with the other problem.


One solution could be to write a custom MIB file. This would allow you to map the destination OIDs to a human readable format defined locally.

  • I'm going to investigate about that. But I think there's another easier way to resolve this. – krak0v Dec 30 '16 at 12:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.