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Perl SNMP Error Handling

by skunix (Novice)
on Jul 11, 2013 at 18:02 UTC ( #1043802=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
skunix has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am polling SNMP data from a list of devices using the SNMP module based off of the Net-SNMP library.

Everything works fine when I make a new SNMP::Session with an IP address that is reachable however if the IP is unreachable the program crashes when I try to get the SNMP data like so...

my $vars = new SNMP::VarList(['sysDescr',0]['sysUpTime',0]); my ($descr,$uptime) = $snmp->get($vars);

Which will crash with the follow error...

Can't call method "get" on an undefined value at...

Is there a way to handle this error without crashing?

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Re: Perl SNMP Error Handling
by hippo (Prior) on Jul 11, 2013 at 19:08 UTC

    Of course. Simply test the defined nature of your object before trying to call the method.

    if (defined $snmp) { ($descr,$uptime) = $snmp->get($vars); } else { die 'Horrors! My $snmp object is undefined!'; }

    ... or similar.

      Man... I feel like an idiot -_-
Re: Perl SNMP Error Handling
by choroba (Chancellor) on Jul 11, 2013 at 19:01 UTC
    You can use eval or Try::Tiny.
    my ($descr, $uptime); if (eval { ($descr, $uptime) = $snmp->get($vars); 1 }) { ... } else { warn $@; }
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