[mrtg] Re: SNMP ports open

Dez Cadena dez at otenet.gr
Sun Feb 9 21:34:03 MET 2003

On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 03:08:59PM -0500, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
> D'oh!  I didn't read the message the whole way.
> Alex is completely correct - MRTG will not open 
> any ports on a machine.  Other programs might, unless
> you ran a scan while MRTG was running a coillection.
> Then it needs to open up the port to talk snmp to the 
> devices it is getting information from.
Even then, MRTG will open a high port on the machine it runs from,
(NOT 161) and will communicate with the 161 port of the target.

> Paul
> >>> Alex van den Bogaerdt <alex at ergens.op.het.net> 02/09/03 10:39 AM >>>
> On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 01:11:31PM +0100, Mam Ruoc wrote:
> > I'm new in mrtg and snmp, but I've successfully installed mrtg and it's > running smooth now..
> > I got a question though...
> > I just ran nmap on my server and found to new ports that's open:
> Installing MRTG and having open ports are totally unrelated.
> MRTG isn't a server application and doesn't listen to ports.
> Alex

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