More SNMP dependency questions, also assertions.

Gary E. Miller gem at
Sun Apr 30 05:16:57 UTC 2017

Yo Ian!

On Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:17:29 -0500
Ian Bruene via devel <devel at> wrote:

> assert: the daemon name should be ntpsnmpd


> assert: both ipv4 and ipv6 should be implemented


> assert: if both exist, they should be bound at the same time

If yu bind to the IPv6, you get the IPv4 for free.  No need to bind both.

> assert: the port(s) should be choosable

Yes, but default to the snmp port in /etc/services.

> assert: security should be optional

I would want default, but that that can't work without a default passwowrd,
which is worse...

> The need for pysnmp is obvious, and has already been discussed. pysmi
> is by the same author, and is an MIB compiler for pysnmp.

To start with, yes.  Once you get it running may may chnage your minde.

> python-daemon is an implementation of PEP 3143. According to the PEP
> and other
> info getting a daemon right is finicky, python-daemon exists to
> handle that.

Daemonizing is at most a dozen lines of code.  Play with it, but
you will likely decide that it is too trivial to add as a dependency.

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