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Net-SNMP and v3 support for authentication and encryption

john guardian
Super Advisor

Net-SNMP and v3 support for authentication and encryption

Are the bundles for 11i v2 and v3 (as delivered in "HP-UX Internet Expres") compiled to include the more secure forms of authentication and encryption, IE: AES and SHA-1?

 

Or do they (by default only) support DES and MD5, which would require recompiling for AES and SHA-1.

 

Thx.

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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Net-SNMP and v3 support for authentication and encryption

From the man page for the snmp.conf file from Net-SNMP:

 

defAuthType MD5|SHA

defPrivType DES|AES
  define the default authentication and privacy protocols to use
  for SNMPv3 requests.  These can be overridden using the -a and -x
  options respectively.

  If not specified, SNMPv3 requests will default to MD5
  authentication and DES encryption.

  Note:
   If the software has not been compiled to use the OpenSSL
   libraries, then only MD5 authentication is supported.
   Neither SHA authentication nor any form of encryption will
   be available.