Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Add additional SNMP MIBs to the Wireshark distribution?
From: Wes Hardaker <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:06:52 -0700
>>>>> "LEO" == Luis EG Ontanon <[email protected]> writes:

LEO> We could ask them whether or not we can redistribute them.

Note that a large percentage of those MIBs actually come from IETF RFCs,
and the MIBs themselves are copyrighted according to the RFC itself.
Thus, you don't necessarily have to ask the libsmi authors to
redistribute them, you need to check the original copyright they came
from (which ideally should be in the MIB itself).

Note that libsmi distributes a "smistrip" utility that will take a RFC
that a MIB is distributed in from the IETF and "strip out" the MIB.
Thus, if you do that and distribute the results, you don't need to
negotiate with libsmi authors at all anyway.


(side note: Net-SNMP by default loads a pre-defined limited list of MIBs
to speed up the library initialization...  If you want it to load
everything it can find, you can set the MIBS environment variable to
"ALL" or call init_snmp("wireshark") within wireshark and have a
wireshark.conf file in the Net-SNMP configuration path containing:

[snmp] 
mibs ALL

(or some other list of MIBs that may augment what net-snmp itself
distributes:

[snmp]
mibs +ONE-MIB:TWO-MIB


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