Why does snmpd log "error on subcontainer 'ia_addr' insert (-1)" messages to the terminal?

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The following message appears several times on the system's console every 20-30 seconds:

error on subcontainer 'ia_addr' insert (-1)

If snmpd is restarted from a different terminal such as a SSH session, the above messages appear in that terminal with the same frequency.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
  • net-snmp version 5.5-37.el6_2.1 or earlier.
  • One or more 'proxy' lines in /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf .

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