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Re: Using SNMP...

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: Using SNMP...
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:52:44 -0800

Yo David!

On Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:00:20 +0000
David Taylor <> wrote:

> This is the first time I have dealt with MIB files directly, so I was
> unaware of the need to edit /etc/snmp/snmp.conf.

You do not need to.  You need to do something, but there are a large
number of alternative ways to skin that cat.

> On the Raspberry Pi

Nothing to do with the Pi.  Everything to do with how your snmpd is

> this required removing an "mib :" entry, and adding a pointer to the
> GPS file:
>    mibfile /usr/local/share/snmp/mibs/gpsd/GPSD-MIB

That is one way.

> On the RPi OS most MIB files are elsewhere.

Yes.  /usr/local/ is for local changes.  The system files will not
be there.  But there are many options on MIB placement.

> I was unaware of the need to add the pass command:
>    pass .  /usr/local/bin/gpssnmp

Good thing it is in the man pages.  That is how snmpd knows to ask
gpssnmp for the gpsd data.

> Having done that, I was delighted to get the set of data:

And you are possibly the 2nd person, other than me, to do that.

> I'll be testing those out in due course.

Feedback appreciated.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703  Tel:+1 541 382 8588

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