[mrtg] Once upon a time - A story of --descint

Albert Whale aewhale at ABS-CompTech.com
Fri Apr 9 17:22:40 MEST 2004

Back in the day (this is annoying phrase that my recent Teenager has 
found particularly obnoxious), there was a version called 2.9.22

In this version, I was able to use the Command options --ifref=desc 

which was able to pull up an interesting phrase from the Router, such as:

   <TR><TD>Description:</TD><TD>Serial2/2.1 WAN sub-Interface 2/2.1: 
CRIS Frame Relay connection to AIS </TD></TR>

However, as with all GOOD Things, times change.  Now with version 
2.10.13 I have the command line option:   --ifref=desc  (notice that the 
--descint is missing as this functionality is also - missing).

   <TR><TD>Description:</TD><TD>Serial2/2  </TD></TR>

I would like to know how I can gain more 'Meaningful' Descriptions from 
the Router for MRTG (aka. how can I duplicate functionality of days of 

Albert E. Whale, CISSP - Sr. Security, Network, and Systems Consultant
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