[mrtg] Re: Monitor broadcast storm

Steve Bonds 388rzvl02 at sneakemail.com
Mon Mar 14 17:59:09 MET 2005

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 13:27:38 -0800 (PST), Karma Chu wrote:

> Does anyone knows of a good way to proactively monitor for a broadcast storm?

If you want to get a graph of your broadcast/multicast traffic, you
can use the SNMP MIB-2 object "ifInNUcastPkts".

If you're looking for monitoring/alerting, then MRTG is probably not
the right tool.  The monitoring framework "Nagios"
(http://www.nagios.org/) works well for this.

  -- Steve

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