Dealing with OIDs not increasing errorΒΆ

  1. I’m walking a particular Agent with the CommandGenerator.nextCmd() and CommandGenerator.bulkCmd() methods. It works for some OIDs, but invariably fails at certain OID with the ‘OIDs are not increasing’ diagnostics. What does it mean and how do I fix that?
  1. The Agent you are talking to seems to be broken. The ‘OIDs are not increasing’ message means that in the course of fetching OIDs from Agent, Manager receives an OID that is not greater than those used in request. Due to the nature of GETNEXT/GETBULK algorithm, passing the same or lesser OID to Manager would result in fetching the same set of OIDs over and over again effectively creating an infinite loop between Manager and Agent so they may never reach the end of MIB. So Manager tries to intervene and prevent loop from happenning.

    If have to work with a broken Agent and prepared some other mean for stopping GETNEXT/GETBULK app at some point, you could set the ignoreNonIncreasingOid option at CommandGenerator class instance to disable OID verification on Manager side.

cmdGen = cmdgen.CommandGenerator()
cmdGen.ignoreNonIncreasingOid = True
errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBindTable = cmdGen.bulkCmd(...)