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Question Help in Understanding ISMP

Hi,

Good day to everyone.

This is my first time joining the community and wanted to say thanks in advance for all your help and assistance. First, I am not expert in AIX and UNIX but I do know a thing or two and I have a simple question regarding ISMP.

We are using AIX 5.3 and a couple of days ago our UNIX filesystem /tmp used 100% of the diskspace allocated to it and when we investigated it, there was a lot of 'ismp001, ismp002, ismp003...ismp10001, ismp, 10002, etc., which is being created every 5 minutes.

Firstly, I wanted to understand what the ismp is for (I searched and saw its from InstallShield) and why is it placing an entry in the /tmp directory?

The solution that we did was determining the UNIX user who is creating the directory and once we got the user, I did a ps -ef|grep user and saw a lot of <defunct> and processes in square brackets [ ], so we did a cleanup (kill) of these processes which then stopped the creation of the ismp folder.

Would anyone know whether there are other processes (aside from installation) may create an ismp folder?

Thanks in advance.Smilie

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snmprealwalk - Return all objects including their respective object ID within the specified one

SYNOPSIS
array snmprealwalk (string $host, string $community, string $object_id, [int $timeout = 1000000], [int $retries = 5]) DESCRIPTION
The snmprealwalk(3) function is used to traverse over a number of SNMP objects starting from $object_id and return not only their values but also their object ids. PARAMETERS
o $host -The hostname of the SNMP agent (server). o $community -The read community. o $object_id -The SNMP object id which precedes the wanted one. o $timeout -The number of microseconds until the first timeout. o $retries -The number of times to retry if timeouts occur. RETURN VALUES
Returns an associative array of the SNMP object ids and their values on success or FALSE on error. In case of an error, an E_WARNING mes- sage is shown. EXAMPLES
Example #1 Using snmprealwalk(3) <?php print_r(snmprealwalk("localhost", "public", "IF-MIB::ifName")); ?> The above will output something like: Array ( [IF-MIB::ifName.1] => STRING: lo [IF-MIB::ifName.2] => STRING: eth0 [IF-MIB::ifName.3] => STRING: eth2 [IF-MIB::ifName.4] => STRING: sit0 [IF-MIB::ifName.5] => STRING: sixxs ) SEE ALSO
snmpwalk(3). PHP Documentation Group SNMPREALWALK(3)

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