[mrtg] Re: Monitoring IP

Rich Adamson radamson at routers.com
Mon May 13 21:18:41 MEST 2002

Some DSL modems, although equiped with snmp, are not addressable from the
WAN side. The TurboComm modem is one example; only addressable from the
LAN side if configured as a layer-3 box. (Totally backwards in my opinion;
guess that brings new meaning to reverse engineered.)

> When provising there DSL modem do you assign a IP address to it ?
> If so then you can graph in and out of that modem  and not have to worry
> about the customers computer having SNMP as the dsl modem Should have it
> already 

> >We're an ISP, and provide DSL.  I was wondering if MRTG
> >could be used to monitor particular IP addresses and graph the usage
> >of each, without having the customer install SNMP on their home system. 

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