[mrtg] Interface Index Independence

Sandu Mihai mihai at romania.eu.net
Tue Sep 19 12:19:04 MEST 2000

	I've seen that mrtg conf. can be made Int. Index safe by using
IP adresses, Ether addresses, and the like.

But. There is a problem. If I have an OID that encompasses an Interface
how can I teach MRTG to be a good boy, lookup the index and then fill it in? (X is the Interface Index) is ok, because I can say
like :

Target[blah]: at myrouter.ro

But what if I want to query an OID that is dependent on interface index but
it goes further... like this one:

It is something like :

Target[blah]: at my
router.ro ?

All my best,
	Sandu Mihai

p.s. There are interfaces that cannot be made 'index independent' because
there are no
entries for them in the ifIndex table. (PPP interfaces on Linux for

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