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  • Because most people don't think about usability. (Though I'll note that your example code doesn't show any error handling)
    • Here's a little from the bits I omitted,
          unless ( Net::Ping->new->ping($host,1) ) {
              warn "Couldn't ping $host\n";
          my $s = SNMP::Simple->new(
              DestHost  => $host,
              Community => 'public',
              Version   => 1,
          warn "No session for $host" && next unless $s;
          $data{name}     = $s->get('sysName');
      The data is passed to a template anyway, which reflects the "oh well" error-handling disposition. I could always certainly add $data{name} = $s->get('sysName') || 'unknown';
      qw(Ian Langworth)