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NAME

       mib2c -- generate template code for extending the agent

SYNOPSIS

       mib2c [-h] -c CONFIGFILE [-I PATH] [-f OUTNAME] [-i][-s][-q][-S VAR=VAL] MIBNODE

DESCRIPTION

       The  mib2c  tool  is designed to take a portion of the MIB tree (as defined by a MIB file)
       and generate the template C code necessary to implement the  relevant  management  objects
       within it.

       In order to implement a new MIB module, three files are necessary:

       - MIB definition file
       - C header file
       - C implementation file.

       The  mib2c  tool uses the MIB definition file to produce the two C code files. Thus, mib2c
       generates a template that you can edit to add logic necessary to obtain  information  from
       the operating system or application to complete the module.

       MIBNODE  is  the  top level mib node you want to generate code for.  You must give mib2c a
       mib node (e.g. ifTable) on the command line, not a mib file.   This  is  the  single  most
       common mistake.

       The mib2c tool accepts both SMIv1 and SMIv2 MIBs.

       mib2c  needs  to  be  able to find and load a MIB file in order to generate C code for the
       MIB. To enable mib2c to find the MIB file, set the MIBS environment  variable  to  include
       the MIB file you are using.  An example of setting this environment variable is:

          MIBS=+NET-SNMP-TUTORIAL-MIB

          or

          MIBS=ALL

       The  first  example ensures that mib2c finds the NET-SNMP-TUTORIAL-MIB mib, in addition to
       the default MIB modules. The default list of MIB modules is set when the  suite  is  first
       configured  and  built  and  basically  corresponds  to the list of modules that the agent
       supports.  The second example ensures that mib2c finds all MIBs in the search location for
       MIB  files. The default search location for MIB files is /usr/share/snmp/mibs. This search
       location can be modified by the MIBDIRS environment variable.

       Both the MIB files to be loaded and the MIB file search location can also be configured in
       the snmp.conf file. Please see snmp.conf(5) for more information.

       The generated *.c and *.h files will be created in the current working directory.

OPTIONS

       -h     Display a help message.

       -c CONFIGFILE
              Use CONFIGFILE when generating code.  These files will be searched for first in the
              current directory and then in the /usr/share directory (which is where the  default
              mib2c  configuration  files can be found).  Running mib2c without the -c CONFIGFILE
              option will display a description of the valid values for CONFIGFILE, that is,  the
              available config files, including new ones that you might author.

              For example,

              % mib2c ifTable

              will display a description of the currently available values for CONFIGFILE.

              The following values are supported for CONFIGFILE:

              mib2c.mfd.conf
              mib2c.scalar.conf
              mib2c.int_watch.conf
              mib2c.iterate.conf
              mib2c.create-dataset.conf
              mib2c.array-user.conf
              mib2c.column_defines.conf
              mib2c.column_enums.conf

              GENERATING CODE FOR SCALAR OBJECTS:

              If you're writing code for some scalars, run:

                   mib2c -c mib2c.scalar.conf MIBNODE

              If you want to magically "tie" integer variables to integer scalars, use:

                   mib2c -c mib2c.int_watch.conf MIBNODE

              GENERATING CODE FOR TABLES:

              The  recommended  configuration  file  for  tables is the MIBs for Dummies, or MFD,
              configuration file. It hides as much of the SNMP details  as  possible,  generating
              small,  easy  to  understand  functions.   It  is  also  the most flexible and well
              documented configuration file.   See  the  agent/mibgroup/if-mib/ifTable/ifTable*.c
              files for an example:

                      mib2c -c mib2c.mfd.conf MIBNODE

              If  your  table data is kept somewhere else (e.g. it's in the kernel and not in the
              memory of the agent itself) and you need to "iterate" over it  to  find  the  right
              data  for the SNMP row being accessed.  See the agent/mibgroup/mibII/vacm_context.c
              file for an example:

                   mib2c -c mib2c.iterate.conf MIBNODE

              If your table data is kept in the agent (i.e.  it's  not  located  in  an  external
              source)  and is purely data driven (i.e. you do not need to perform any work when a
              set occurs).  See the agent/mibgroup/examples/data_set.c file  for  an  example  of
              such a table:

                   mib2c -c mib2c.create-dataset.conf MIBNODE

              If  your  table  data  is  kept  in the agent (i.e. it's not located in an external
              source), and you can keep your data sorted by the table index but you  do  need  to
              perform work when a set occurs:

                   mib2c -c mib2c.array-user.conf MIBNODE

              GENERATING HEADER FILE DEFINITIONS

              To generate just a header with a define for each column number in your table:

                   mib2c -c mib2c.column_defines.conf MIBNODE

              To  generate  just  a  header with a define for each enum for any column containing
              enums:

                   mib2c -c mib2c.column_enums.conf MIBNODE

                   GENERATING CODE FOR THE 4.X LINE OF CODE (THE OLDER API)

                   mib2c -c mib2c.old-api.conf MIBNODE

       -IPATH Search for configuration files in PATH.  Multiple  paths  can  be  specified  using
              multiple -I switches or by using one with a comma separated list of paths in it.

       -f OUTNAME
              Places the output code into OUTNAME.c and OUTNAME.h. Normally, mib2c will place the
              output code into files which correspond to the table names it  is  generating  code
              for, which is probably what you want anyway.

       -i     Do not run indent on the resulting code.

       -s     Do  not  look  for MIBNODE.sed and run sed on the resulting code. This is useful to
              shorten long mib variable names in the code.

       -q     Run in "quiet" mode, which minimizes the status messages mib2c generates.

       -SVAR=VAL
              Preset a variable VAR, in the mib2c.*.conf file, to the  value  VAL.  None  of  the
              existing  mib2c  configuration  files  (mib2c.*.conf)  currently  makes use of this
              feature, however, so this option should be considered  available  only  for  future
              use.

EXAMPLES

       The  following  generates  C  template  code  for  the  header and implementation files to
       implement UCD-DEMO-MIB::ucdDemoPublic.

              % mib2c -c mib2c.scalar.conf ucdDemoPublic
              writing to ucdDemoPublic.h
              writing to ucdDemoPublic.c
              running indent on ucdDemoPublic.h
              running indent on ucdDemoPublic.c

       The resulting ucdDemoPublic.c and ucdDemoPublic.h files are generated the current  working
       directory.

       The  following  generates C template code for the header and implementation files  for the
       module to implement TCP-MIB::tcpConnTable.

              % mib2c -c mib2c.iterate.conf tcpConnTable
              writing to tcpConnTable.h
              writing to tcpConnTable.c
              running indent on tcpConnTable.h
              running indent on tcpConnTable.c

       The resulting tcpConnTable.c and tcpConnTable.h files are generated in the current working
       directory.

SEE ALSO

       snmpcmd(1), snmp.conf(5)