snmp trap for passwd file deltas in solaris

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Old 08-18-2011
snmp trap for passwd file deltas in solaris


I am trying to monitor when a user account gets added to my solaris server.

Does anyone know how I can set up an snmptrap for changes in the /etc/passwd file ?
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Old 08-18-2011
KISS Smilie

Backup your passwd file to some directory and change ownership to root:root and then make one
shell script which will compare content of that two files with diff command. To automate task put your shell script in cron timetable.
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Old 08-18-2011
Thanks for the response.

I already have a script in cron that does this.
It compares (does a diff of) a baseline passwd file to the current passwd file, and since this is cron'ed
Whenever there is a change in the file, it sends the diff file as an e-mail alert

What i'm looking for is how to send the same diff file as an snmp trap/alert to a monitoring device.

Again this is a Solaris 10 box.

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Old 08-18-2011
What is receiving the SNMP traps?

HP NNM can compare the files and report a change in the /etc/passwd file. You just have to tell it to do so.
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Old 08-18-2011
SolarWinds is configured to receive the traps

How do I configure the trap to be sent to SolarWinds?

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