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RE: [nv-l] simulating/regenerating traps?

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] simulating/regenerating traps?
From: "Karl Prinelle" <Karl.Prinelle@elyzium.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 17:41:17 -0000
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Oh so close....  ;-)

Swapped to unix some time ago now after some bad experiences with
NV/Win.  Most of the windows only places are happy to take Linux as a
minimum now too(although we're in a little period of trickyness (no more
RH 7.x updates) waiting for all the Tivoli to work properly on the new
'enterprise' linux's).  I just wish NV/Linux would catch up functionally
with AIX/Solaris - I know enhancement requests, but I've not had much
luck finding our route for them.

Traps.  I couldn't see where all the info would come out in clear text I
have to say.  The idea was to write a little perl to extract the trap
and repeat it so I could give it to people, get the info & be able to
develop against that trap (rls/tec).  My problem is I get calls to
integrate odd traps from san's/tape libraries/coke machines etc etc &
it's much easier to stay with my dev kit and do the job here than move
myself around the country to the kit (the motorways/trains are so

I'll try out both I think (hex dump from James & your ruleset) - I'll
need the variable values and the oids so I'll see which gives it in
better/easier form for perl.

Thanks all


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com [mailto:owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com]
On Behalf Of Jane Curry
Sent: 22 January 2004 16:20
To: nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [nv-l] simulating/regenerating traps?

Nice idea - don't think it will work.  trapd.log doesn't have all the 
trap variables recorded. 

Are you still working on Windows or have you swapped to Unix?  If Unix, 
you could write a ruleset that fires on selected (or all) events and 
calls a little shellscript that dumps all the trap information to a 
file.  You could then copy that file and munge it to add snmptrap 
commands to replay selected events.


Karl Prinelle wrote:

> Hi list,
> I'm just in the middle of testing some nv rules / tec integration &
> I've had a thought (possibly the 1st!) about being able to regenerate 
> traps sent to netview for testing? 
> Typically a trap would have been sent to a customers live netview box,
> possibly without the trap formatting in place & I need to reproduce it

> on my machines & do rules/tec stuff.  The trap will come from a device

> I won't have access to so I can't easily re-generate it.
> Is the trapd.log contents complete & a standard form I can pull out
> and form a call to snmptrap, or is there a trace that needs to be set 
> that would cause it to contain the full trap and it's variables?
> Many thanks in advance
> K
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