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2006- 02-16

The Airport Mib is broken

February 16, 2006

Sent in the Airport patch for scli. This prompted a discussion about Apple's broken mib - it uses MAC addresses for the indexes of some of the tables (which is fine), but the mib file uses the PhysAddress type which dosn't specify the length. (and the MIB has a crazy license).

The box sends the table request results back without specifying the length of the MAC addresses. If the mib used the MacAddress type (from SNMPv2-TC) instead of PhysAddress all would be well, cos MacAddress specifys a length.

tags: hacks snmp

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