[mrtg] SNMP community strings and MRTG

Chuck Harpham charpham at symantec.com
Tue Jul 30 19:39:24 MEST 2002

Just wondering if anybody is having the same kind of problems that I am

On some of my routers, I have read community strings that have characters
such as "$ #"  I have noticed that when you run the cfgmaker script,  it
will not read the correct community string...

So for example if your read community string is set to "106$$blow"  the
cfgmaker script will read this as "10621737blow"..  If I query this device
via an SNMP walk app using this read string, I am able to query the

Is this an issue with MRTG ( I am using ver 2.9.17) or OS (linux 7)

Chuck Harpham
Symantec Corporation
Network Engineer/IT Communications
charpham at symantec.com

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