PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Fwd: MIB compiler sources (used by Tom Hastings)

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Fwd: MIB compiler sources (used by Tom Hastings)

PMP> Fwd: MIB compiler sources (used by Tom Hastings)

Ira Mcdonald x10962 (
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 10:43:23 PDT

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Date: Mon, 09 Jun 1997 09:35:27 -0700
To: (Ira Mcdonald x10962)
From: Tom Hastings <>
Subject: Re: MIB Compiler sources
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Thanks for all the good info.

Ok if I forward to PMP and JMP lists? Or do you want to?


At 17:06 06/06/97 EDT, you wrote:
>Copies To:, (Tom Hastings at Xerox)
>, (Bob Pentecost at HP)
>Hi Tom and Bob, Friday (6 June 1997)
>Short answers on our MIB compiler sources:
>MOSY (from ISODE Consortium)
>- comes with ISODE (ISO Development Environment) product distribution
>- portable C source code
>- free to academic users
>- under license from ISODE Consortium to commercial users
>- MOSY has been used for development by Fuji Xerox product teams
>Emissary (from Epilogue)
>- comes with Epilogue's Envoy SNMP product distribution
>- supports SNMPv2 Historic (RFC 144x) and SNMPv2 Community (RFC 190x)
> in separate executables (Emissary 5.0 and Emissary 6.0)
>- portable C source code (and some executables)
>- under license from Epilogue to commercial users (usually royalties)
>- Emissary has been used for development by Xerox product teams
>SMICng (by David Perkins)
>- supports SNMPv2 Historic (RFC 144x) and SNMPv2 Community (RFC 190x)
> in the same executable
>- ported executables for all DOS, Windows, OS/2, and Unix systems
>- Book Version (10/96) is free (on CD-ROM) w/ 'Understanding SNMP MIBs'
> by David Perkins and Evan McGinnis, Prentice Hall (1996)
>- Book Version update (02/97) is free to owners of 'Understanding...'
> from SNMPinfo's home page
>- Professional Version - under license from SNMPinfo to commercial users
>I use the updated SMICng Book Version (from the SNMPinfo Web page) and
>and Emissary 5.0/6.0 (from Envoy 6.0/7.0 releases) MIB compilers daily
>and thoroughly trust their combined error checking.
>- Ira McDonald (outside consultant at Xerox)
> High North Inc
> PO Box 221
> Grand Marais, MI 49839
> 906-494-2434
>PS - The professional version of the SMICng distribution includes a
>dandy MIB to HTML compiler which makes me want to talk Xerox into buying
>a site license for this one, too. Epilogue also now has a MIB to HTML
>compiler and Web Server product. The Emissary and SMICng compilers both
>come with 'hand-edited' versions of ALL the 'standard' IETF MIBs (to
>correct usage errors). Use with caution...
>PPS - The ubiquitous MIB-stripping utility for peeling MIBs loose from
>the headers and footers of RFCs is 'mstrip' - part of SMICng stuff.
>>----------------------- Included Messages ----------------------------<
>>Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 08:41:04 -0700
>>From: Tom Hastings <>
>>Subject: MIB Compilers
>>I use SNICng, Epilogue, and MOSY, but I don't know where we got them.
>>Can anyone help?
>>This is a query from the HP representative on the PWG. Kind of scary
>>that he is asking me.
>>I'd like to help him out.
>>The SNICng is availale with a book on SNMP, but I've forgotten the
>>title and author.
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>>From: Bob Pentecost <>
>>To: "'Hastings, Tom (PWG)'" <>
>>Subject: MIB Compilers
>>Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 15:25:41 PDT
>>You have made references to "compiling the MIB" and I'm wondering
>which compiler(s) you use. Also, where do you get the compilers (buy
>them or are they available off the web).