The "-inst" operand only works with instances because that's what is is designed
to do. The idea is to return only the data about the instances you want and not
the whole table. See the linguistic connection between "inst" and "instance"
in English. It is not meant as a security function to restrict MIB browsing to
only certain variables or parts of variables. SNMP V1/V2 do not provide that,
and NetView doesn't either.
Team Leader, Level 3 Support
Tivoli NetView for UNIX and NT
luc BARNOUIN <luc.barnouin AT FR.AIRSYSATM.THOMSON-CSF DOT COM> on 09/22/2000
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Subject: [NV-L] Mibtable usage (2)
Re-posted as no answer received...
Does anyone already used the mibtable command with "-inst" parameter, so as to
restrict browsing of the table to a selection of entries?
It works well when using an enumeration of instances (i.e 1,2,5) but I did not
succeeded in using the character string definition (refer to extract from man
mibtable -table objID -fields fieldList -node nodeName [-c
community] [-d] [-appname applicationName] [-t title]
Specifies a list of instance identifiers,
separated by commas, that specify the rows to be
retrieved from the table. The default is to
return all rows. Instance identifiers can be
specified as numeric values, for example, 1,3,5,
or character strings, for example, ps,/usr, where
the ASCII equivalent for the characters is used as
the instance ID. Also, an asterisk (*) can be
used as a pattern-matching character at the end of
My concern would be for example to browse the MIB-II "hrStorage" table with only
Thanks for any help
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