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NAME ^

SNMP::Simple - shortcuts for when using SNMP

SYNOPSIS ^

    use SNMP::Simple;

    $name     = $s->get('sysName');       # same as sysName.0
    $location = $s->get('sysLocation');

    @array    = $s->get_list('hrPrinterStatus');
    $arrayref = $s->get_list('hrPrinterStatus');

    @list_of_lists = $s->get_table(
        qw(
            prtConsoleOnTime
            prtConsoleColor
            prtConsoleDescription
            )
    );

    @list_of_hashes = $s->get_named_table(
        name   => 'prtInputDescription',
        media  => 'prtInputMediaName',
        status => 'prtInputStatus',
        level  => 'prtInputCurrentLevel',
        max    => 'prtInputMaxCapacity',
    );

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides shortcuts when performing repetitive information-retrieval tasks with SNMP.

Instead of this:

    use SNMP;
    $vars = new SNMP::VarList( ['prtConsoleOnTime'], ['prtConsoleColor'],
        ['prtConsoleDescription'], );
    my ( $light_status, $light_color, $light_desc ) = $s->getnext($vars);
    die $s->{ErrorStr} if $s->{ErrorStr};
    while ( !$s->{ErrorStr} and $$vars[0]->tag eq "prtConsoleOnTime" ) {
        push @{ $data{lights} },
            {
            status => ( $light_status ? 0 : 1 ),
            color       => SNMP::mapEnum( $$vars[1]->tag, $light_color ),
            description => $light_desc,
            };
        ( $light_status, $light_color, $light_desc ) = $s->getnext($vars);
    }

...you can do this:

    use SNMP::Simple;
    $data{lights} = $s->get_named_table(
        status => 'prtConsoleOnTime',
        color  => 'prtConsoleColor',
        name   => 'prtConsoleDescription',
    );

SNMP Beginners, read me first!

Please, please, please do not use this module as a starting point for working with SNMP and Perl. Look elsewhere for starting resources:

SNMP Advanced and Intermediate users, read me first!

I'll admit this is a complete slaughtering of SNMP, but my goals were precise. If you think SNMP::Simple could be refined in any way, feel free to send me suggestions/fixes/patches.

METHODS ^

new( @args )

Creates a new SNMP::Simple object. Arguments given are passed directly to SNMP::Session->new. See "SNMP::Session" in SNMP for details.

Example:

    use SNMP::Simple
    
    my $s = SNMP::Simple->new(
        DestHost  => 'host.example.com',
        Community => 'public',
        Version   => 1,
    ) or die "couldn't create session";
    
    ...

get( $oid )

Gets the named variable and returns its value. If no value is returned, get() will try to retrieve a list named $name and return its first vlaue. Thus, for convenience,

    $s->get('sysDescr')

..should be the same as:

    $s->get('sysDescr.0')

Numbered OIDs are fine, too, with or without a leading dot:

    $s->get('1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0')

SNMP::mapEnum() is automatically used on the result.

get_list( $oid )

Returns leaves of the given OID.

If called in array context, returns an array. If called in scalar context, returns an array reference.

get_table( @oids )

Given a list of OIDs, this will return a list of lists of all of the values of the table.

For example, to get a list of all known network interfaces on a machine and their status:

    $s->get_table('ifDescr', 'ifOperStatus')

Would return something like the following:

    [ 'lo',   'up'   ], 
    [ 'eth0', 'down' ], 
    [ 'eth1', 'up'   ],
    [ 'sit0', 'down' ]

If called in array context, returns an array (of arrays). If called in scalar context, returns an array reference.

get_named_table( %oids_by_alias )

Like "get_table", but lets you rename ugly OID names on the fly. To get a list of all known network interfaces on a machine and their status:

    $s->get_table( name => 'ifDescr', status => 'ifOperStatus' )

Would return something like the following:

        {   
            status => 'up',
            name   => 'lo'
        },
        {
            status => 'down',
            name   => 'eth0'
        },
        {
            status => 'up',
            name   => 'eth1'
        },
        {
            status => 'down',
            name   => 'sit0'
        }

If called in array context, returns an array (of hashes). If called in scalar context, returns an array reference.

EXAMPLES ^

A sample script examples/printerstats.pl is included with this distribution.

SEE ALSO ^

SNMP

AUTHOR ^

Ian Langworth, <ian@cpan.org>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-snmp-simple@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2005 Ian Langworth, All Rights Reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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