[Nagiosplug-devel] check_snmp OID numbers limited?

Thomas Guyot-Sionnest dermoth at aei.ca
Sat Jul 10 03:20:52 UTC 2010


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On 10-07-09 09:08 PM, John Vincent wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Thomas Guyot-Sionnest <dermoth at aei.ca> wrote:

>>
>> You can edit plugins/check_snmp.c. Near the beginning you will see:
>>
>> #define MAX_OIDS 8
>>
>> You can change that to a bigger number and it should work ok. YMMV,
>> please report any bug you get while modifying this.
>>
>> The --help output won't change though, I just fixed that for the next
>> release.
>>
>> - --
>> Thomas
> 
> To be fair, at the point you need that many OIDs you should really
> start using the MIB files.

What difference would it make? There would still be the same limit, and
the performance when doing lots of snmp-based checks would be a lot
worse, especially since Net-SNMP doesn't yet support pre-compiled MIBs
so it has to parse and compile them all at each invocation.

- -- 
Thomas
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