Install the missing MIB files on Debian Squeeze

I never had issues with MIB files on my OpenBSD boxes but my new Debian 6 (Squeeze) system seem to not have the Management Information Base (MIB) files installed correctly.

I got errors like:

Cannot find module (SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB): At line 9 in /usr/share/mibs/netsnmp/NET-SNMP-AGENT-MIB Cannot find module (SNMPv2-SMI): At line 8 in /usr/share/mibs/netsnmp/NET-SNMP-MIB Did not find 'enterprises' in module #-1 (/usr/share/mibs/netsnmp/NET-SNMP-MIB) Unlinked OID in NET-SNMP-MIB: netSnmp ::= { enterprises 8072 } Undefined identifier: enterprises near line 10 of /usr/share/mibs/netsnmp/NET-SNMP-MIB Cannot find module (SNMPv2-TC): At line 21 in /usr/share/mibs/netsnmp/NET-SNMP-AGENT-MIB

What’s to be done is to install those files via the APT package manager:

# sudo apt-get install snmp-mibs-downloader Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: smistrip The following NEW packages will be installed: smistrip snmp-mibs-downloader (...) Setting up smistrip (0.4.8+dfsg2-3) ... Setting up snmp-mibs-downloader (1.1) ... Downloading documents and extracting MIB files. This will take some minutes. In case this process fails, it can always be repeated later by executing /usr/bin/download-mibs again. RFC1155-SMI: 119 lines. RFC1213-MIB: 2613 lines. NOTE: SMUX: ignored. SMUX-MIB: 158 lines. CLNS-MIB: 1294 lines. RFC1381-MIB: 1007 lines. RFC1382-MIB: 2627 lines. RFC1414-MIB: 131 lines. SNMPv2-PARTY-MIB: 1410 lines. SNMPv2-M2M-MIB: 807 lines. (...) IANA-IPPM-METRICS-REGISTRY-MIB: 650 lines. IANA-MAU-MIB: 895 lines. IPFIX-SELECTOR-MIB: 167 lines.

The remote SNMP daemon can now be polled properly:

# snmpwalk -c secret -v 2c synology 'NET-SNMP-EXTEND-MIB::nsExtendOutLine."cputime"' NET-SNMP-EXTEND-MIB::nsExtendOutLine."cputime".1 = STRING: us: 35 NET-SNMP-EXTEND-MIB::nsExtendOutLine."cputime".2 = STRING: sy: 0 NET-SNMP-EXTEND-MIB::nsExtendOutLine."cputime".3 = STRING: id: 65

Really simple, once you know it.

Author: Joel Carnat

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