[mrtg] Re: If[In|Out]Octets seems to return bits intead of bytes

Daniel J McDonald dan.mcdonald at austinenergy.com
Fri Sep 2 14:31:10 MEST 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 09:10 +0200, Ionel GARDAIS wrote:
> Hi Pavel,
> Working with SNMP v1 or v2c both return counter32 values :
> [gardais at br40st11 ~]$ snmpget -c public -v 1 res0-foundry1 ifOutOctets.513
> IF-MIB::ifOutOctets.513 = Counter32: 1398061606
> [gardais at br40st11 ~]$ snmpget -c public -v 2c res0-foundry1 ifOutOctets.513
> IF-MIB::ifOutOctets.513 = Counter32: 1398282706
> Is this an MRTG internal cooking ?

Yes, when snmpv2 is attempted, mrtg probes to see if ifHCInOctets exists
and is reasonable.  If so, the HC counters are polled instead of the v1
ifInOctets oid.

Daniel J McDonald, CCIE # 2495, CNX, CISSP # 78281
Austin Energy

dan.mcdonald at austinenergy.com

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