How do I submit a patch or bug report?
The best way to submit a bug report is via the bug database through the interface found at
Be sure to include the version of the package that you've been working with, the output of the command 'uname -a', the precise configuration or command that triggers the problem and a copy of any output produced.
Questions about using the package should be directed at the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. Note that this mailing list is relatively busy, and the people answering these questions are doing so out of the goodness of their hearts, and in addition to their main employment. Please note the following:
- use plain text mail, rather than HTML
- don't resend questions more than once
(even if no-one answered immediately)
- include full details of exact commands and error messages
("I've tried everything, and it doesn't work" isn't much use!)
- do NOT send messages to -users and -coders mailing lists
(most developers read both anyway)
- don't mail the developers privately - keep everything on the list
We can't promise to be able to solve all problems, but we'll certainly try and help. But remember that this is basically an unsupported package. It's Open Source, so if you need something fixing badly enough, fundamentally it's up to you to do the work.
All patches should be submitted to the patch manager at
If possible, submit a bug report describing the patch as well (referencing it by its patch number) since the patch manager doesn't contain a decent description field.
The best way to submit patch (diff) information is by checking out the current code from the development SVN trunk, making your changes and then running "svn diff" after you're done.
If you're working from a source code distribution, and comparing old and new versions of a code file, use "diff -u OLDFILE NEWFILE"
- What is it?
- Where can I get it?
- What documentation is available?
- Are there binaries available?
- What's the difference between UCD-SNMP and Net-SNMP?
- What operating systems does it run on?
- What happens if mine isn't listed?
- Does it run on Windows?
- How do I find out about new releases?
- How can I find out what other people are doing?
- How do I submit a patch or bug report?
- Can I reuse the code in my commercial application?
- What's the difference between SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3?
What's the difference between SNMPv2 and SNMPv2c?
- Which versions of SNMP are supported in this package?
- Can I use SNMPv1 requests with an SNMPv2 MIB (or vice versa)?
- How can I monitor my system with SNMP?
- Where can I find more information about network management?
- What ports does SNMP use?
- Is Net-SNMP thread safe?