MIB Smithy is an application for SNMP and COPS developers, MIB and PIB designers, and Internet-draft authors. It provides a GUI-based environment for designing, editing, and compiling MIB and PIB modules according to the SMIv1, SMIv2, and COPS-PR-SPPI standards. It accelerates the development process by providing an easy-to-use GUI-based environment for developing the specifications without the syntax and formatting concerns of editing the modules by hand. It includes a number of built-in basic SNMP management tools, XML support, and (with MIB Smithy Professional) support for custom compiler output formats.
MIB Smithy SDK is a dynamic extension to Tcl/Tk (8.4+) that allows development of custom scripts for controlling SNMP agents, manipulating SMI definitions, doing conversions, and more. It is based on the core of Muonics' MIB Smithy, and the SDK supports SMIv1 and SMIv2, as well as SNMPv1/v2c/v3 with HMAC-SHA-96 and HMAC-MD5-96 authentication and DES/CBC and AES128/CFB privacy. It also provides complete read-write access to all elements of SMI/MIB Module definitions, unlike similar extensions that provide only read access to a limited subset. The SDK allows multiple discrete SMI databases and SNMP sessions, and provides all of the built-in validation and error recovery capabilites of the full product, without the visual MIB development environment.
rfc2mib is a short Tcl script which may be used to extract MIB (Management Information Base), PIB (Policy Information Base), and ASN.1 modules from an RFC document. Unlike most extractors, this script is smart enough to recognize ASN.1-style comments prior to or within the module header. It also recognizes the use of the "TagDefaults" part of the module header (not used by MIB modules), module headers that are broken across multiple lines, and macro definitions.
MIB Views is an entry-level SNMP management application providing an easy to use tabbed interface with several SNMP tools. The tools are based partly on those bundled in MIB Smithy, with a more consolidated GUI and new features. The suite includes MIB Browser (Tree View), SNMP Query, Table View, SNMP Walk, and Trap Watch tools, with more tools and plugin features in the works. MIB Views supports SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3, with MD5 and SHA authentication and encryption with DES or AES.
Re: Getting support for additional platforms.
MacOS X support will be available shortly. The build machine arrives tomorrow (10/7/04) and the port is expected to be available with the next release early next week.
MIB Smithy SDK is integrated with Moodss versions 17.3 and later (also listed here on freshmeat) as an alternative to the Scotty-based SNMP module. Using MIB Smithy SDK in place of Scotty provides full SNMPv3 support with authentication and privacy and compatibility with modern Tcl versions.