[mrtg] Re: Stopping the "SNMP Error: No response received" messages. - 2

Gerald gcoon at inch.com
Tue Sep 9 16:53:04 MEST 2003

On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, Mustafa Cagatayli wrote:

> But isn't there a method to prevent MRTG not to send an e-mail message for
> each port if it is not responding ? There are so many ports that I monitor,
> and my mailbox gets full very frequently.

I don't think the suggestion of /dev/null'ing the cron job is the best
idea, since you will need to know some information your are /dev/null'ing
in the event of an outage. As a network/sysadmin maintaining control of
your mailbox should be the focus of your attention, not stopping MRTG from
notifying you of problems. If there are as many ports as you insinuate, I
must assume that it is your job to keep stats on the ports and not just a
"nice thing" on a home network.

I suggest researching procmail filters to delete messages that you deem
unimportant. An addition to that is when there is more than one
network/system admin, the things that you will want reported to you might
not match what someone else would like to see.

I hope that didn't come across as harsh. I just think you are focusing on
the wrong problem.


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