[mrtg] Firewall monitoring

Kyle Maxwell kyle.maxwell at telops.gte.com
Thu Aug 19 18:25:18 MEST 1999

I'm trying to monitor loads on firewalls. What I would really like to do is monitor how much activity the firewall is processing on each *port*, rather than just on the *interface*. For example, how much traffic goes through on port 80 (HTTP traffic), 25 (SMTP traffic), etc. Reading through the spec's on MIB-II and HR-MIB, I don't see facilities in those to do this. I'm still waiting to get spec's on the vendor's proprietary MIB, which hopefully will contain this information.

Is this actually contained in the standard MIB's, and I'm just missing it somehow? Has anyone used MRTG to graph this sort of data before?

Thanks in advance.

Kyle Maxwell
972.507.4652   HQM05C81
Systems Engineer (Firewall Security)

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