[mrtg] Re: Remote SNMP...

Brett Marler brett at asroma.homeip.net
Thu Jan 9 06:11:44 MET 2003

Hello Dan,

> Here is a dumb newbie question.  How do you use SNMP (i.e. MRTG) from a 
> remote system.  I have MRTG running on a few systems.  I want to add 
> another system to monitor but I am refused connection.  How do I allow 
> access from my remote systems on my SNMP servers?
Assuming you have an SNMP daemon of some sort running (e.g UCD-SNMP, NET-SNMP, 
etc) then it's as simple as pointing MRTG at it. It sounds like you don't have 
it running as you mention you see "Connection refused" messages. Have a look 
at "http://www.net-snmp.org", I use this without any hassles on Redhat Linux 
(works on a variety of *nix). Another thing to make sure is that the host your 
trying to query is not firewalling your requests (make sure you permit UDP 
port 161).

Example below of measuring the load on a remote Linux host:

Target[load]: . at 1

If your still stuck, let me know and I'm sure we can assist you through.

Brett Marler.

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