SNMP MIB Data type - equivalent to Erlang "atom" ?

Sanjaya Vitharana <>
Thu Jun 23 06:13:02 CEST 2005


Dear Sege/Martin,

What both of you are telling I can understand.(about some data type of
"integer enum" or "predefined enumerated set" in the MIB)

But applying that "integer enum" type in the MIB is a bit problem for me.

Hence I'm going back to my previous question with the term of "integer
enum".
----------------------------------------------------
So.....How Should I apply "integer enum" in MIB

          myAtom OBJECT-TYPE
              SYNTAX  *********What is the Equelant to put here********
%%Or in other words how to write "integer enum" data type in MIB.
              ACCESS  read-write
              STATUS  mandatory
              DESCRIPTION
                      ""
              ::= { myObjects 1 }
----------------------------------------------------
Regards,

Sanjaya Vitharana



----- Original Message -----
From: "Serge Aleynikov" <>
To: "Martin Bjorklund" <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:41 AM
Subject: Re: SNMP MIB Data type - equivalent to Erlang "atom" ?


> True.  Though, in that case anyatom can't really be any atom, but a
> predefined enumerated set.
>
> Martin Bjorklund wrote:
>
> > Serge Aleynikov <> wrote:
> >
> >>You need to use DisplayString type in your MIB, and use
> >>{value, atom_to_list(anyatom)} in your instrumentation function.
> >
> >
> > Or use an integer enum in the MIB.  The agent will convert the atom to
> > the appropriate integer.
> >
> >
> > /martin
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>Also, to answer your former question on accessing the agent from other
> >>hosts - remove {intAgentIpAddress, [127,0,0,1]} entry from agent.config
> >>file, or change that IP to the public one assigned to the interface.
> >>
> >>Serge
> >>
> >>Sanjaya Vitharana wrote:
> >>
> >>>Hi....!!!,
> >>>
> >>>!!!!!....Can any body help me to sort this out.....!!!!
> >>>
> >>>What is the MIB Data type equivalent to "atom" ?
> >>>
> >>>For Example:
> >>>
> >>>assume that I have a function:
> >>>----------------------------------------------------
> >>>getAtom(get) ->
> >>>  {value, anyatom}. %% note that returning value is an atom of
"anyatom"
> >>>----------------------------------------------------
> >>>How Should I map it in MIB (What is the Type ?)
> >>>
> >>>          myAtom OBJECT-TYPE
> >>>              SYNTAX  ***What is the equivalent data type to put
> >>>here***    %%I know How to handle INTEGER/DisplayString  (FROM
> >>>RFC1213-MIB). But atom ???
> >>>              ACCESS  read-write
> >>>              STATUS  mandatory
> >>>              DESCRIPTION
> >>>                      ""
> >>>              ::= { myObjects 1 }
> >>>----------------------------------------------------
> >>>Regards,
> >>>
> >>>Sanjaya
> >
> >
>
> --
> Serge Aleynikov
> R&D Telecom, IDT Corp.
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> 
>





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