[mrtg] Re: mrtg and NAT
tony at vegan.net
Fri Oct 5 13:35:52 MEST 2001
On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Patrick De Muynck wrote:
> Is there any documentation IF and HOW MRTG works
> when the monitored devices are subject to address
> translation (NAT)?
MRTG works fine with NAT, and should be transparent (as long as NAT is
> It is assumed that static translation
> is in operation between the monitored
> device and the MRTG station.
> My potential concern with NAT is that
> the MRTG station will receive SNMP packets
> with a source IP address that is different
> than the IP adress which is contained in the
> SNMP payload (latter is private configured
> IP address whereas former is public translated
> IP address). Can this be a problem?
SNMP will report a different IP address, but the MRTG config files and the
config generator (cfgmaker) doesn't pay attention to what is reported,
only the IP/hostname you give in the arguments. You should be fine.
> Patrick De Muynck
> Dreamtech Information Systems, Athens/Greece
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