[mrtg] Re: SNMP with just a MAC

Neil Calvert ncalvert at cabletron.com
Thu Feb 3 19:10:20 MET 2000

you could monitor the device traffic indirectly by monitoring the switch
port that the MAC is plugged into and reversing ifInOctets and

This only works in a switched environment where the MAC entity is
directly connected to the switch and the switch has an IP and is capable
of responding to SNMP (most are)

just a thought


-----Original Message-----
From: cpt2 at daimlerchrysler.com <cpt2 at daimlerchrysler.com>
To: mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch <mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch>
Date: Thursday, February 03, 2000 12:30 PM
Subject: [mrtg] SNMP with just a MAC

>Can one use SNMP with a MAC address and no IP??
>If so how?  On an NT system, what utility could I use?
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