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snmp_variables

Section: File Formats (4)
Updated: 16 Jan 2004
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NAME

snmp_variables - format of specifying variable names to SNMP tools  

SYNOPSIS

system.sysdescr.0
 

DESCRIPTION

Variable names for SNMP are in the format of Object Identifiers (ASN.1). There are several methods of representation. Each variable name is given in the format of A.B.C.D...., where A, B, C, and D are subidentifiers in one of two forms of notation. Each subidentifier can be encoded as a decimal integer or a symbol as found in the RFC 1066 MIB. The case of the symbols is not significant. If there is no leading period (.) in the variable name, the name will be formed as if having been preceded with iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib. .

A period must be placed before the first variable if the user is to fully specify the name. For example:

1.1.0
system.sysDescr.0
1.sysDescr.0

...all refer to the same variable name. Likewise:

.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0
.iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib.system.sysdescr.0
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.sysdescr.0

...all refer to the same variable name.

The description of the variables in the MIB is given in the set of MIB files defined by the MIBS environment variable (or the default list defined at compilation time) and the MIB files in the /etc/sma/snmp/mibs directory (or the MIBDIRS environment variable).  

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface StabilityExternal

 

SEE ALSO

snmpd.conf(4), attributes(5), sma_snmp(5)

RFC 1065, RFC 1066, RFC 1067, ISO IS 8824 (ASN.1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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