Speeding up SNMP queries - Jan Henning Thorsen
Friday, The Onion Room, 945, 20 mins

I want to talk about a module I've written called SNMP::Effective. What makes this module special is that it can query a lot of hosts at the same time. It relies on SNMP to do the queries, so the module itself is just to control when to send the SNMP-queries. I will not go in-depth, but talk about the obstacles that occurred while developing it, its main methods, how to call it, and how to retrieve the results from the hosts. The reason I wrote it was that I need a really fast library to get data from cable-modems. There can be quite a lot of hosts in such a network, so therefore speed is a necessity. I would like to present the module, since someone might have the same need as I.