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MIB Importer does not import my MIB file. What can I do?

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When I try to import a MIB file from the manufacturer of my network appliance, Paessler's MIB Importer terminates with a "parse error". What can I do?

error mib-importer parse-error

Created on Mar 7, 2011 10:04:27 AM by  Volker Uffelmann [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 7, 2011 10:06:43 AM by  Volker Uffelmann [Paessler Support]



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It depends on the kind of error you are confronted with:

Missing import module

Explanation:

This means that at least one MIB file containing important definitions for your MIB file can not be found. While MIB Importer is already equipped with a set of generic definition files for import (mainly from the RFCs) it cannot feature all MIB files from every manufacturer.

Solution:

  • Simply enter the name of the missing file into Google and add a "MIB" to it. Very probably you'll find a link that leads to the missing file. Or contact the manufacturer of your device and ask for the file.
  • Copy the file to the folder where the MIB file you want to import is located.
  • If the error still persists, rename the file to the exact module name (with the extension .mib or .my)

Identifier (or something else) expected

Explanantion:

MIB files have to be defined and formatted in a very strict notation (ASN.1). Unfortunately, very often the authors of MIB files are not so strict about it and implement a lot of syntactic errors. The Paessler MIB Importer tries to be tolerant about this but cannot guarantee to solve all these problems.

Solution:

  • Unless you're a very advanced user with some experience in the structure of MIB files and try to fix it yourself, you should contact the Paessler support team.

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Created on Mar 7, 2011 11:02:11 AM by  Volker Uffelmann [Paessler Support]

Last change on Apr 18, 2011 3:00:51 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]



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Thanks Volker!

Created on Jun 20, 2017 1:48:16 PM by  Will Fitzpatrick (0)



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