From: Bertelson, Tom (CAP, CARD) <Tom.B<ertelson@ge...> - 2002-06-14 13:13:55
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?
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From: Subhendu Ghosh [mailto:sghosh@...]
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 12:30 AM
To: NagiosPlug Devel
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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On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Bertelson, Tom (CAP, CARD) wrote:
> 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?
Directories to search --- would that be better off in snmp.conf?
Sprickman was working with putting all the snmpv3 auth info in snmp.conf
as well so check_snmp could potentially be called with only host and oid