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SNMP OID resolution not working
From: "Crowe, Graham GP" <Graham.Crowe () bluescopesteel com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:30:16 +1000

I am trying to inspect SNMP packets but wireshark doesn't resolve the OID names at all.

I am running Wireshark 1.10.0 (the current download on wireshark.org for 64bit Windows). The "about" screen says "with 
SMI 0.4.8".

An example of how an OID appears is ""
All the help pages I have found when searching have as a starting point the OID in the form of 
"SNMPv2-SMI::enterprise....." but mine are only showing up as numbers without any text prefix.

Nothing changes, and no errors are given when I right click on the OID and select "Resolve Name".

Also, there appears to be a bug when specifying the MIB paths. If I try to specify "C:\Program 
Files\Wireshark\snmp\mibs" then it changes it to "C:\users\username". I have copied all my MIBs to c:\mibs as Wireshark 
will accept "C:\mibs" without changing it.

I have also been through the MIBs I am interested in and added their dependencies (as well as the dependencies of the 
dependecies, and so on). It is possible that I have missed one, I guess. (I have not deleted any references to MIBs 
that were there after a default Wireshark install)

I believe that the MIBs work, as I have managed to resolve the same OIDs on a linux box with snmpwalk.

I have also played with the order of the MIBs, although I am unsure as to how this works as there appear to be some 
circular dependencies.

I have run out of things to try to get these to resolve. Is there a setting somewhere that I have missed?

Note that I am particularly interested in the Printer-MIB and the BROTHER-MIB.



---- Wireshark packet dissector output

No.     Time            Size  Source                Destination           Protocol Info
      2 19:41:25.918602 87        SNMP     get-response

Frame 2: 87 bytes on wire (696 bits), 87 bytes captured (696 bits)
Ethernet II, Src: BrotherI_d9:e2:6a (00:1b:a9:d9:e2:6a), Dst: Netgear_76:a3:92 (00:18:4d:76:a3:92)
Internet Protocol Version 4, Src: (, Dst: (
User Datagram Protocol, Src Port: snmp (161), Dst Port: 6a44 (1027)
Simple Network Management Protocol
    version: version-1 (0)
    community: public
    data: get-response (2)
            request-id: 201
            error-status: noError (0)
            error-index: 0
            variable-bindings: 1 item
                    Object Name: (iso.
                    Value (Integer32): 1

-- Contents of c:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Wireshark\smi_paths

# This file is automatically generated, DO NOT MODIFY.

-- Contents of c:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Wireshark\smi_modules

# This file is automatically generated, DO NOT MODIFY.

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