SUMMARY: March 16 Patch Cluster broke the system

From: Santomauro, Deborah <>
Date: Fri Mar 18 2005 - 10:35:08 EST
First off thanks to the following for even taking the time to respond.
It is truly appreciated:

Edward Farrar (hey buddy it was good to hear from you after such a long
Adam Mazza
Sam Nelson

And of course to the multiple "out of office"..... what can I say but
that it was an absolute joy to receive them :oP

Summary (original posting is below):

The problem pointed to a bad community string and in this particular
host the string belonged to the local host. So I had to boot off a CD
since the looping started before I could get into single user mode.
Patch 108869-26 ( snmp/mibiisa patch ) corrects a software bug that ISM
and SNMP required to be made in the /etc/snmp/conf/snmpdx.acl file as a
workaround.  However, that change is no longer valid after installing
this patch, and having it causes the SNMP daemons to fill a system log
file with errors.  The snmpx.acl file should contain the following:
acl = {
                communities = public,private
                access = read-only
                managers = *
> ______________________________________________ 
> From: 	Santomauro, Deborah  
> Sent:	Friday, March 18, 2005 6:00 AM
> To:	Sun Managers
> Subject:	March 16 Patch Cluster broke the system
> Gurus,
> I just finished installing the latest patch  cluster from March 16 on
> my sun box (Sparc 10 - Solaris 8) and during reboot it started going
> into a loop displaying the following message:
> /usr/lib/snmp/smpd.dx: session_open () failed for a pdu received from
> localhost.32798
> I've searched the archives and have attempted a google search and have
> come up with nothing.  Your help is greatly appreciated as this is a
> production server which needs to be back up and operational.  Will
> summarize and thanks in advance for any help or advice.
> Deborah Santomauro
> Unix System Administrator - SCSA
> Lockheed Martin-Enterprise Information Systems
> Palmdale, CA  93599
> Phone: 661-572-1178
> Cell: 661-400-5425
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