[mrtg] Re: Blocking ip addresses and/or ports from being recorded

James Overbeck grendel at gmo.jp
Fri Jan 17 02:57:45 MET 2003

	This isn't something you can do at the layer 2 switch level I'm afraid. 
Switches pass through ethernet packets regardless of the port and whether 
the protocol is IP, IPX/SPX, or AppleTalk.

Best regards,

Lloyd Bayley wrote:
> Greetings People,
> I was wondering if someone could enlighten me if I can do the following 
> somehow:
> Scenario
> -------------
> I am monitoring a Catalyst 2900 series 24 port switch and that portion is 
> working correctly. We also have monitoring software running to make sure 
> servers stay up..etc...
> Desire
> ----------
> I would like to be able to remove this traffic from the end figures/graphs 
> if possible.
> The monitoring traffic is coming from one IP address only and it goes to 
> it's own port (usually something out of scope like 8888)
> Am I able to "filter" this in MRTG somehow? Is this something I need to do 
> at switch-level (we have enterprise series switches).

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