[mrtg] Re: bandwidth statements on Cisco
bjones at centurytel.net
Wed Sep 29 00:24:41 MEST 1999
At 02:37 PM 9/28/99 -0500, Shawn Barnhart wrote:
>| Cisco allows bandwidth statements to set the correct clocking speed on the
>| serial interfaces. Does this affect the ifSpeed variable?
>| If it does not, how does the ifSpeed variable get populated with a value?
>My Cisco command reference for 11.3 says that the bandwidth command is a
>reference for higher level protocols. It doesn't say *which* higher level
>protocols, but I have a distant memory of a Cisco instructor telling us that
>eigrp uses it in route path computation. I don't think it does anything for
>serial interface clocking, the interface command "clock" does this.
>You have to use it to populate ifSpeed.
The bandwidth command is ONLY used for route-path determination by higher
level ROUTING protocols, such as OSPF and EIGRP. You can take it out if
you like...I don't think ifspeed will be populated without it, though.
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