Thursday, February 15, 2007
There's more wierdness to this than reported, but this will be fine for now
ospfquery is written using the older CMU
I want to update it to use the currently maintained Net SNMP library, but I've been having
problems getting it to work. The problematic bit of code seems to be:
netsnmp_session session; int r; init_snmp("snmpapp"); snmp_enable_stderrlog(); snmp_sess_init(&session); session.version = SNMP_VERSION_1; session.peername = "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"; session.community = "XXXXXXXXX"; session.community_len = strlen(session.community); gss = snmp_open(&session);
Everytime I try to run it (and by “it” I mean a small test program that
just queries the system id), I get “
snmpget: Too long”. Yet,
if I change the above to:
netsnmp_session session; int r; snmp_parse_args(argc,argv,&session,"",NULL); gss = snmp_open(&session);
it (and by “it” I mean a small test program that just queries the
system id) works fine. And as far as I can tell, all that
snmp_parse_args() is doing is the code in the first example,
distilled down to just what's required to initialize
(so why don't I just use
snmp_parse_args() and be done with it?
snmp_parse_args() exists to parse the command line for the
various tools like
snmpwalk which I
ospfquery has its own command line that doesn't
So, I recompiled Net SNMP to include debugging information so I could trace
down into the various calls, and for some reason, the debugging information
isn't being generated (or else there's some other problem with
gdb that I don't know about).
Okay, so I decided to just link directly against the object files that make up Net SNMP, and that's when things got wierd:
[spc]royal-oak:~/source/snmp>gcc -o sysid3 sysid3.c -lnetsnmp -lcrypto [spc]royal-oak:~/source/snmp>./sysid3 snmpget: Too long XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is unknown [spc]royal-oak:~/source/snmp>gcc -o sysid3 sysid3.c \ ~/apps/net-snmp-5.2.1/snmplib/*.o -lcrypto [spc]royal-oak:~/source/snmp>./sysid3 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is a riverstone [spc]royal-oak:~/source/snmp>
So let me get this straight: I link against the library, and the program doesn't work. I link against the object files, and it works just fine.
Anybody care to explain?