[erlang-questions] snmpc: Error when compiling RFC 4669 MIB and others

Daniel Goertzen <>
Mon Dec 19 18:11:17 CET 2016


On the lines that have errors, does it help if you change the type to
INTEGER? (ie InetAddressType becomes INTEGER).

On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 9:27 AM Kenneth Lakin <>
wrote:

> I'm running Erlang 19.1.3. I'm using snmpc to compile the MIBs from RFCs
> 4668, 4669, 4670, and 4671. (These are the updated RADIUS client/server
> and RADIUS Accounting client/server MIBs.) Attempts to compile any these
> MIBs fail with the same error (but with differing line numbers) :
>
> Eshell V8.1  (abort with ^G)
> 1> snmpc:compile("RADIUS-AUTH-SERVER-MIB", []).
> RADIUS-AUTH-SERVER-MIB.mib: 692: syntax error before: '{'
> {error,compilation_failed}
> 2>
>
> In all cases, the line causing the trouble is a SYNTAX line with a -er-
> type of InetAddressType inside an OBJECT block, inside a
> MODULE-COMPLIANCE block. If I change the SYNTAX type of that OBJECT to
> something else (like, say InetAddress), and update the constraints, the
> compilation succeeds with the following warnings and return value:
>
> [RADIUS-AUTH-SERVER-MIB.mib][WAR]: No RowStatus column in table
> radiusAuthClientTable => The default functions won't work properly
> [RADIUS-AUTH-SERVER-MIB.mib][WAR]: No RowStatus column in table
> radiusAuthClientExtTable => The default functions won't work properly
> {ok,"./RADIUS-AUTH-SERVER-MIB.bin"}
>
> Both InetAddressType and InetAddress appear to be defined in the same
> MIB. That MIB file appears to be part of the Erlang snmp application.
> The MIB files that I'm attempting to compile are in the current working
> directory of the Erlang shell. Three separate reputable-looking MIB
> syntax checkers can find no significant problem with the files I'm
> attempting to compile. Why is compilation failing? Is there something
> that I'm overlooking, or is this a bug?
>
> The RFC 4669 MIB is at [0]. See [1] for the plaintext version of the
> same file.
>
> [0] https://gist.github.com/kennethlakin/9bdefaeb7c7c8a4945c45ace184c658d
> [1]
>
> https://gist.githubusercontent.com/kennethlakin/9bdefaeb7c7c8a4945c45ace184c658d/raw/469a639ffff47a9ed47099af3c344a29c9fe35ba/RADIUS-AUTH-SERVER-MIB.mib
>
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