[mrtg] Re: cfgmaker --ifdesc=alias option doesnt work

Daniel J McDonald dan.mcdonald at austinenergy.com
Mon May 19 14:06:37 MEST 2003

On Sat, 2003-05-17 at 23:23, Cristian Piatnitchi wrote:
> Hi all
> I faced the same problem and I gave up. I supose you are trying to use
> the "description" that you put manualy. You won't be able to do this.

You could in older versions of cfgmaker.  To make it work in a current
version, I had to use a template:

if (not $problem_lines) { 
$target_lines .= <<ONEINTERFACE
Target[$target_name]: $if_ref:$router_connect
routers.cgi*ShortDesc[$target_name]: $html_if_snmp_alias
MaxBytes[$target_name]: $if_speed
Options[$target_name]: bits
WithPeak[$target_name]: wmy
Title[$target_name]: $html_if_snmp_alias
PageTop[$target_name]: <H1>$html_if_snmp_alias - Traffic </H1>
else {

I called this with:

/usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/cfgmaker --ifref=name --ifdesc=alias
--if-template=bandwidth.temp --output=arouter.cfg public at

I am using routers2.cgi as my rrdtool front-end, thus the routers.cgi*
statement in the template file...

Daniel J McDonald, CCIE 2495, CNX
Austin Energy

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