Not Receiving traps to Spectrum, but they show in tcpdump/packet trace


Article ID: 140322


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CA eHealth CA Spectrum


We are developoing Southbound Gateway integration with a third party SNMP trap sender - we have confirmed traps are landing on the Linux server via tcpdump on port 162, but we are not seeing the same traps processed on the VNM model within Spectrum. 


- ip tables on the Linux OX blocking traffic on port 162

- the kernel sends traffic to the tcpdump before hitting iptables firewall, so traps will show in tcpdump but are still technically blocked by the internal firewall


Release : 10.4

Component : Spectrum Core / SpectroSERVER

Linux OS


1.  To disable ip tables, log in as root:  

$ systemctl stop firewalld

# service iptables stop

NOTE: You may need to reference documentation for your version of Linux for proper syntax to disable the internal firewall