[mrtg-developers] Re: IPv6 patch for MRTG: final version
Rafael Martinez Torres
rafael.martinez at novagnet.com
Fri May 9 08:58:18 MEST 2003
On Tue, 6 May 2003, Lorenzo Colitti wrote:
> Hi Tobias,
> Here is the final version of our IPv6 patch for MRTG, against 2.9.29.
> This version includes fairly complete documentation (command-line help,
> configuration reference and specific IPv6 documentation in ipv6.pod) and
> has also benefited from a major rewrite that has reduced code size and
> hopefully increased readability.
That's what I was waiting for. I took a look into the mrtg-2.9.28 and I
expected a bit of increased readability....
My simple pacth was only concerned with operative iusses, not
So yours is more complete !
> As with our previous patches, a version of MRTG with this patch should
> behave in exactly the same way as a non-patched version unless IPv6 is
> explicitly enabled by the user, so everyone should be able to use their
> existing scripts and configuration files with the patched version.
> At Simon Leinen's request, this patch does not change the "public"
> interfaces of SNMP_Session.pm any more, so other applications should not
> have problems either.
> The patch has been tested on various Linux distributions, including Red
> Hat 7.2 and 8.0, Mandrake 9.1, and Debian unstable, with and without
> IPv6 support (as before, IPv6 requires the Socket6 and INET6 perl
> modules; instructions are in ipv6.pod).
Another interesting contribution : your mrtg-2.9.28 was succesfully tested
- a PC-box running net-snmp
- HITACHI GR2000 10-H router ( They are SNMP IPv6 enabled !!)
You were rigth. I did not apply the "--enableipv6" flag. When applied it
uses to run , ...
> We think this is ready for inclusion in the next version of MRTG.
> We hope you agree. :-)
OK, we will test your new patch and installing it from
a final user's approach. See who the program reacts when you ask for IPv6
and you have no support... things like that...
BTW, concerning design iussues, about the "IPv4only" way ( routers like
Cisco, processing IPv6, but not supporting SNMP IPv6 ).
Do you keep this iussue ? Maybe it make the code a bit more complicated
and can be avoided, in order to reduce the code again. You can always ask
for IPv6-MIB entries from IPv4, as
the old MRTG use to do.
But it's up to you. I have no deep knowledge on your code.
> Lorenzo Colitti
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