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

Nejaa Halcyon nejaa at racc2000.com
Mon Apr 12 14:38:40 MEST 2004

This may sound abit cynical, but you could manually edit mrtg.cfg to add 
the detailed description...

<TR><TD>Description:</TD><TD>Serial2/2, this is quite a lovely interface, 
don't you think?</TD></TR>

Just my smart-ass two cents worth, sorry.


On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 11:22:40 -0400, Albert Whale 
<aewhale at ABS-CompTech.com> wrote:

> 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
> --descint
> 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
> old??).

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