[mrtg] Re: OID vs. MIB ?

Paul C. Williamson pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Tue Jan 8 20:00:29 MET 2002


You need it twice because that's what MRTG requires...
The simplest way (IMHO) to find out the OID is to obtain GETIF, put the 
mib into that app, then walk the tree with it.  Very convenient.

That's not to say you couldn't load the mib into net-snmp and 
walk the mib from your linux box.

The real OID, as you've supplied, is most likely close to:


where ??????? is unknown (what numbers, how many levels) before 
you reach 19.  I added an x onto the end because statistics like this 
are usually available for multiple interfaces on the same box, which is 
where the interface index comes in to play. 

If you use the LoadMIBS directive, MRTG will be able to pick out the 
last part of the mib, and interpret what is needed for the "beginning" 
to get the data needed.


>>> Lars Holmström <lars.holmstrom at flysta.net> 01/08/02 01:31PM >>>

OK, Why do you need it twice ?

and  How do you know this is the whole symbolic name or not ?

x25StatTxDMFrameCount.instance&x25StatTxDMFrameCount.instance:public at ipaddress

Last I expected the MIB to be possible to find out the real OID, but I may be wrong ?


Biron Laurent-R01199 wrote

> Enter this in the cfg file at TARGET, (remember, you NEED 2 OIDs even if they're identical) and you should
> be on track.

Unsubscribe mailto:mrtg-request at list.ee.ethz.ch?subject=unsubscribe
Archive     http://www.ee.ethz.ch/~slist/mrtg
FAQ         http://faq.mrtg.org    Homepage     http://www.mrtg.org
WebAdmin    http://www.ee.ethz.ch/~slist/lsg2.cgi

More information about the mrtg mailing list