May I have a question regarding SNMP timeout and retries setting in interface_traffic, cisco_monitor, etc.? Do we know if SNMP timeout value is doubled for every retry?
Timeout: 1 seconds
1st retry - 1 seconds, 2nd retry - 2 seconds, 3rd retry - 4 seconds, 4th retry - 8 seconds, 5th retry - 16 seconds
Thanks a lot,
I am not completely certain, but I do not think that is how it works. I think the timeout is the same with each request. If I recall correctly, it is not called the "initial timeout" or anything like that, so I would expect the value to be used as the timeout each time.
It should be fairly easy to test this and confirm the behavior (if it is important to know exactly what is happening). Just point the probe to an IP address that is not in use and use a packet analyzer like Wireshark to see when the retries happen.