[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#561578: system: Unknown Object Identifier (Sub-id not found: (top) -> system)

Brendan Byrd sineswiper at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 17:12:14 UTC 2012

severity 561578 grave
tags 561578 - wontfix
tags 561578 + wheezy sid
found 561578 squeeze
found 561578 wheezy
found 561578 sid

No.  Sorry.  Unacceptable.  This bug remains open until the problem is fixed.

You are basically telling the Debian community that basic MIBs which
serve as the cornerstone for the SNMPv2 standard are somehow illegal
to use because of line breaks?!  That line of legal interpretation is
borderline insanity... at best.  The MIBs were designed to be put into
a parsable form for SNMP tools to be able to read them in the SNMP
syntax language they were designed for.  (Never has there been a
clearer definition of "fair use" than this.)  Every single other OS or
SNMP-based tool has no problem distributing these MIBs except Debian.

And if you're still hard up on the legal language, has anybody
bothered, I dunno, asking IETF or the MIB authors?  I'm sure they
would have no problem with Debian using the syntactically-correct MIBs
for SNMPv2 to use for their tools.  You can then paste the approval on
that NonFreeIETF wiki of yours.

Brendan Byrd/SineSwiper <SineSwiper at GMail.com>

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