[mrtg] Newbie questions

Ron Crummett roncrummett at mail.caynetco.com
Fri Sep 24 19:49:14 MEST 2004

Hello all - 

I have been asked to monitor traffic on a remote router for one of our clients, using MRTG.  I have learned the basics of setting it up but when I tried running it on the router in question, I got this message:

SNMP Error:
no response recieved
SNMPv1_Session (remote host: "" [].161)
                  community: "public"
                 request ID: 794746515
                PDU bufsize: 8000 bytes
                    timeout: 2s
                    retries: 5
                    backoff: 1)
 at C:/MRTG/bin\..\lib\mrtg2\SNMP_util.pm line 627
SNMPWALK Problem for on public at at cfgmaker line 827
WARNING: Skipping public at as no info could be retrieved

I am in a unique position where I have not studied networking until now, so I am learning on the fly.  From what I have been able to find, I have two conclusions:

-SNMP is not turned on on the router
-the community string is wrong

My problem is that I don't know what to do about either of them.  The router in question is located about two hours away but I'd really prefer to not drive down there for something like this, when it seems to me that I should be able to do it remotely.  I just have no idea how.

I apologize if this does not make sense, or if it is answered in the documentation.  My problem right now is that as a learner, I have no idea of where to start.

That's it from here.  More to come as the plot thickens...

Ron Crummett
CayNet Consulting
(208) 424-1590 office
(208) 850-6589 cell

Unsubscribe mailto:mrtg-request at list.ee.ethz.ch?subject=unsubscribe
Archive     http://www.ee.ethz.ch/~slist/mrtg
FAQ         http://faq.mrtg.org    Homepage     http://www.mrtg.org
WebAdmin    http://www.ee.ethz.ch/~slist/lsg2.cgi

More information about the mrtg mailing list