I am the author of NetHorus, a Network Management System written in
Rails, and originally written in PHP/perl.
There are several limitations in Ruby’s SNMP support, most notably in
parsing. For anything but simple single-OID GETs, this is is a
problem. MIB files contain, amongst other things:
- Structure information about table constructs
- Syntax information for returned OIDs (units, enumerations etc.)
- Descriptions of OIDs
Is anyone working on enriching the SNMP support to include MIB
possibly using the existing libsnmp from Net-SNMP?
A: Because it destroys the flow of the conversation
Q: Why is top-posting bad?