[Nagiosplug-devel] check_snmp usage

Bertelson, Tom (CAP, CARD) Tom.Bertelson at gecapital.com
Fri Jun 14 06:14:06 CEST 2002

I recently ran into a problem where my list of symbolic OID's was greater
than Nagios' 1024-character buffer size.  I'm now using numeric OID's for
the "-o" option (to keep the command line short) but have the MIBs installed
so the output looks nicer.

I think being able to specify the MIBs to load is a good idea.  The default
should still be "-m ALL", for backward compatability.  How about "-m All" if
the user specifies no MIBs, and the core net-snmp MIBs plus the
user-specified ones otherwise?

While we're at it, how about an option to specify the directories to search?
Tom Bertelson                "Any sufficiently advanced technology
GE Card Services              is indistinguishable from magic."
Tom.Bertelson at gecapital.com      -- Arthur C. Clarke

-----Original Message-----
From: Subhendu Ghosh [mailto:sghosh at sghosh.org]
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 12:30 AM
To: NagiosPlug Devel
Cc: netsaintplug-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Nagiosplug-devel] check_snmp usage

Looking for feedback..

Larry Low recently submitted a patch a on being able to specify what MIBs 
should be loaded by check_snmp rather than the current ALL setting.

I tend to agree that the ALL setting is wasteful in terms of memory 
specially if you have a lot of mibs lying around like I do (all of cisco, 
extreme, compaq, + some others)

However, I may look for a default that includes the mibs that are part of 
the net-snmp install - rather than an empty default.

Comments on how you use check_snmp - with numeric oids or symbolic oids
Interested specially in those that use symbolic oids from enterprise 

There are couple other patches pending:
 for alternate port and for SNMPv3



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