Werk #3414: New declarator BINARY(...) for OIDs - returning a list of byte values

Component Core & setup
Title New declarator BINARY(...) for OIDs - returning a list of byte values
Date Apr 19, 2016
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 1.4.0i1
Level Trivial Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

When declaring OIDs in SNMP based checks you can now include the OID into BINARY. This will then create a list of bytes instead of a string. E.g. BINARY('5') will fetch the end OID 5 and convert the string values into lists of bytes, into [0, 33, 85, 10, 7, 186] instead of '\x00!U\n\x07\xba'. This allows to tackle a problem with the new version 1.2.8 that otherwise automatically interpretes all strings as UTF-8.

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