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What is the official notation for trap/event uei strings?

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I found some notations:








Which one is correct?


Is there
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asked Mar 17, 2014 by mfuhrmann (7,350 points)

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The good there is currently no right or wrong cause nobody defined a valid syntax. IMHO it would make sense to define a reliable name schema for imported SNMP MIB trap events. Having a general normalized convention would also help to build manufacturer and device related reports.

If you want to give traps to the community, I would like start with something like


if you have events which are only available in your setup start with


In my point of view the following information should be helpful to be encoded in the event:

  • Source, for example, SNMP trap, Syslog, external script
  • Vendor
  • MIB definition which has the event definition
  • facility or MIB specific source of the message

It seems to me like a topic for opennms-discuss to develop a schema and just refactor all trap events to the developed one.

Just my two cents

answered Mar 17, 2014 by indigo (11,680 points)
selected Mar 27, 2014 by mfuhrmann
The list didn't care... http://markmail.org/message/jwjrykwh7p7qcyhk
So, I will close this question.