Saturday, 5 December 2009

Enabling SNMP in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Under Snow Leopard there is a slight change to the way services are enabled.
-w       Overrides the Disabled key and sets it to false. In previous versions, this
         option would modify the configuration file. Now the state of the Disabled key
         is stored elsewhere on-disk.

So, to enable the SNMP daemon correctly:
$ sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.net-snmp.snmpd.plist