hatter has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

There doesn't seem to be much mention of the SNMP::* modules around, but they handle MIBs to I don't have to look up numbers or comment what the numbers mean to save the next person doing so, and can generally be less cryptic. Also, SNMP hasn't been updated since 2000, whereas Net::SNMP has been revised much more recently; is it that SNMP just works ? What are the caveats of picking one over the other ? I was contemplating using the obviously-maintained Net::SNMP and using SNMP for resolving numbers to names and vice versa, but that sounds a bit of a strange thing to do if SNMP can do it all.

the hatter