NetSNMP::OID(3) Perl extension for manipulating OIDs


use NetSNMP::OID;
my $oid = new NetSNMP::OID('sysContact.0');
if ($oid < new NetSNMP::OID('ifTable')) {
my @numarray = $oid->to_array();
# appending oids
$oid = new NetSNMP::OID('.1.3');
$oid += ".6.1";
# -> .
# appending index strings
$oid2 = $oid + "\"wes\"";
# -> .
$oid3 = $oid + "\'wes\'";
# -> .
$len = $oid3->length();
# -> 7
# retrieving indexes from an oid:
$arrayref = $tableoid->get_indexes()


The NetSNMP::OID module is a simple wrapper around a C-based net-snmp oid (which is an array of unsigned integers). The OID is internally stored as a C array of integers for speed purposes when doing comparisons, etc.

The standard logical expression operators (<, >, ==, ...) are overloaded such that lexographical comparisons may be done with them.

The + operator is overloaded to allow you to append stuff on to the end of a OID, like index segments of a table, for example.


int snmp_oid_compare(oid1, oid2) int compare(oid1, oid2)


Wes Hardaker, <[email protected]>


Copyright (c) 2002 Networks Associates Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.