mosy - The managed object syntax compiler.
/usr/sbin/mosy [-d] [-i] [-o output_file] [-s] [-1] input_file
-d Specifies no duplicate entries in the output file. By default, if
duplicate entries exist in the input file, they will also exist in the
-i Specifies that errors are ignored. This option causes the mosy program
to create an output file even if it encounters errors. The default
behavior is that the mosy program generates no output file when errors
Specifies the file to create for mosy output. If not specified, the
output file is derived from the input file name by replacing the suffix
.my with .defs or appending .defs. If the input_file is not specified
(or is specified as a hyphen (-) for standard input), output goes to
You can also use a hyphen (-) to specify the output file name, which
means output to standard out.
-s Indicates silent mode which turns off the default behavior of printing
out objects names, type names, and identifiers.
-1 Specifies that the mosy program will perform only the first validation
pass when compiling. The mosy program prints the input_file contents as
it parses, which is useful when debugging syntax errors.
Specifies a text file in MIB format describing a set of managed
objects. If you do not specify an input_file or specify a hyphen (-),
the program accepts input from standard input.
The mosy program reads a description of an SNMP-managed objects module
(extracted from a MIB) and produces a simple ASCII file containing
equivalent definitions. The output file is used by various management
applications. In particular, mosy output files are used as input to the
snmpi program when developing extensible SNMP subagents for Tru64 UNIX.
The input_file is typically obtained by cleaning up an RFC file that
defines a MIB. (You can use the /usr/examples/esnmp/mib_converter.sh
script to perform this task.)
For a complete description of using mosy and developing subagents refer to
the Network Programmer's Guide.
1. Compile the file chess.my with the output going to the file
# mosy chess
2. Clean up the MIB defined in RFC1514.txt and compile it, placing the
output in file fred.objects
# /usr/examples/esnmp/mib-converter.sh << rfc1514.txt >> rfc1514.my
# /usr/sbin/mosy -o fred.objects rfc1514.my
You must copy the /usr/examples/esnmp/mib-converter.sh program to
another directory and make it executable in order to perform this
Commands: snmpd(8), snmpi(8), snmp_request(8)
Network Programmer's Guide
Marshall T. Rose, Performance Systems International
This work was partially supported by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency and the Rome Air Development Center of the U.S. Air Force
Systems Command under contract number F30602-88-C-0016.
It has been modified for use in Tru64 UNIX extensible SNMP.