[mrtg] FYI... update on Sonicwalls!!!

Andrew Davis andrew at socallinuxsolutions.com
Wed Apr 23 08:17:39 MEST 2003

I've posted to this list quite a few times regarding my struggles 
getting stats out of my Sonicwall Pro 100. I thought I'd post some good 

I got the SW MIBs (http://nccomp.com/sysadmin.html) and set up MRTG. It 
so happens I also set up MRTG on my Cisco routers and some other 
equipment at the same time. All worked but the SW. Since everyone else 
on the list also said they got nothing... I just left it alone.

Thanks to a post from someone last week, I found out about firmware There are notes on the SW site saying it fixes some SNMP stuff 
relating to the interfaces. Unfortunately, SW has a new policy starting 
with firmware 6.4.x.x. You must now have a valid support contract to get 
new firmwares. (My company has threatened with a lawsuit for this since 
a newer firmware indicates a faulty product, and thus false advertising 
among other things... specifically regarding SNMP... but enough about 
this). My lawsuit threat was enough to get them to email me the latest 
firmware without a support contract. (available at 

I just installed the new firmware, rebooted my firewall, and low & 
behold... 20 minutes later... my graphs are starting to populate data. I 
have posted the firmware, MIBs, and my mrtg .cfg on my website at 
http://nccomp.com/sysadmin.html . Feel free to download them as you 
like. At this point though, please be aware that I have NOT tested the 
trapping capabilities.

For those of you that may be new to MRTG and/or SNMP and look at my .cfg 
as a reference, please note that I have changed all the valid domain & 
IP entries to ****** and spoofed stuff like email addresses, etc as a 
security precaution. Remember to change your's to match your environment 
rather than try to mirror mine.
Andrew Davis
North County Computers
andrew at nccomp.com

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