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SNMP walker - MIB walker

Introduction to SNMP walker (a MIB walker solution)

The SNMP walker tool discovers the objects that a SNMP agent supports. This tool is also commonly called MIB walker because it walks the SNMP oid tree (MIB tree) and performs SNMP GET on all objects. Its main goal is to identify what MIB are supported by a device.

This MIB walker tool could jointly be used with the report generator and is one of the most convenient tools of LoriotPro.

SNMP walker
Snmp Walker in action

The upper screen shot display the result of a MIB walk on the mib-2 branch

mib walker

Let us imagine that you want to know all the proprietary MIB supported by one of your router and then generate a report for one of this MIB.

Remark: The proprietary MIB for that contructor should previously be loaded (compile with the MIB compiler tool)

mib walk

Select the private option from the Combobox and click on the Start button.

All SNMP objects available on this host agent will be displayed in the right list box and MIB files names will be displayed in the left list box.

If you double click on a MIB file, the «Report generator tool» will automatically generate a report.

Here under an abstract of a report on the IP-Forward MIB

mib walk report

Remark: The chapter about MIB compiling uses an example with the SNMP walker and the Report generator.