[mrtg] Re: what to do when interface numbering changes

Rainer Bawidamann Rainer.Bawidamann at rz.uni-ulm.de
Fri Nov 10 12:06:13 MET 2000

In article <OF82CBF2DD.83470073-ONC1256991.0057B719 at rbgooe.at>,
	wagner at grz.at writes:

> if I insert an new card into a modular device (eg. cisco switch) the
> SNMP-numbering changes. I think that I will get wrong output now and
> all the old data does not suit the new numbering. I have to change all
> files and the MRTG.cfg.
> This makes me very angry because I have adapted manually all interface
> descriptions since MRTG doesn´t read them from the switch (and
> router).
> Is there any possibility (script) for checking such a change and for
> adapting the files automatically? Or at least for getting the
> interface description into the mrtg.cfg.

You can use either description, name, type, ip address or ethernet
address to specify an interface. Look into the mrtg documentation about
the possible "target[..]" values.

Rainer.Bawidamann at rz.uni-ulm.de

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