Hi,

The Ruby SNMP library isn't as smart as Net-SNMP at formating output
because it doesn't have any knowledge of the underlying MIB.  The
actual format of the MAC address is just 6 bytes (octets) representing
each digit of the MAC.  Try vb.value.inspect to see what I mean.  You
need to do your own translation.

Try this instead of vb.value.to_s:

vb.value.unpack("H2H2H2H2H2H2").join(":")

You could even add a to_mac method to the OctetString class
(untested).

module SNMP
  class OctetString
    def to_mac
      raise "Invalid MAC" unless self.length == 6
      self.unpack("H2H2H2H2H2H2").join(":")
    end
  end
end

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Dave

On Jun 25, 7:18 am, jc <jack.ciaba... / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm using SNMP module into a simple script. I would like retrieve
> interfaces MAC
> addresses by using oid "1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.6" :
>
> + using snmpwalk it works fine
>
> snmpwalk -v 1 -r 1 -t 2 -c public 127.0.0.1 .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.6
> IF-MIB::ifPhysAddress.1 = STRING: 0:10:83:fd:dd:67
>
> + using ruby
>
> ifTable_columns = [ "1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.6", ]
> SNMP::Manager.open(:Host => "#{host}", :Version => :SNMPv1, :Community
> => 'public') do |manager|
>         manager.walk(ifTable_columns) do |row|
>                 row.each { |vb| puts "#{vb.name.to_s} #{vb.value.to_s}
> #{vb.value.asn1_type}"
>         end
> end
>
> 1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.6.1 g OCTET STRING
>
> It shows g as MAC address. How can I fix it?
>
> Thank you very much,
> Jc
>
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