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RE: questions on smilnt error
Thanks a lot for solving the puzzle Michael.
Both yours and Heard's guesses were correct.
I did not realize InetAddress is 0-255. (I thought it is max of 6)
I will put in the SIZE constraint as you both suggested.
Thanks again for the quick help.
From: ext Michael Kirkham [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 17 October, 2003 19:31
To: Tata Kalyan (NES/MtView)
Subject: RE: questions on smilnt error
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 Kalyan.Tata@nokia.com wrote:
> I think you guessed it right, the program could be thinking
> that there is a problem with "vrrpOperVrId". as this is a
> TC declared locally?
Ah, no I guessed wrong. vrrpOperVrId will only take up one subidentifier.
It's vrrpAssoIpAddr that is generating the warning:
> vrrpAssoIpAddr OBJECT-TYPE
> SYNTAX InetAddress
InetAddress is defined in INET-ADDRESS-MIB as:
InetAddress ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
SYNTAX OCTET STRING (SIZE (0..255))
The InetAddress TC also has a note about this:
"When this textual convention is used as the syntax of an
index object, there may be issues with the limit of 128
sub-identifiers specified in SMIv2, STD 58. In this case,
the object definition MUST include a 'SIZE' clause to
limit the number of potential instance sub-identifiers."
Whether the MIB Doctors will enforce that or not I don't know. Since the
other indexes appear to be integers, you might consider putting in a size
limit just to avoid the warning that essentially codifies the already
SYNTAX InetAddress (SIZE(0..112))
(for example. may be slightly off but I'm being lazy in my counting.)