[mrtg] FW: TCP TIME_WAIT monitoring

Spencer B. Torene sbtorene at pbs.org
Fri Jan 6 20:00:12 MET 2006


Just to help whoever might be interested in this topic, I've solved the
problem, with the help of some people in this newsgroup (thanks to

What I needed to do was set up a shared RSA key for SSH, create a perl
script on the remote servers which I want to monitor, and then put the
following in to the .cfg file for each remote server:

Target[graph]: `ssh user at host "perl /path/to/script.pl"`

It works like a charm.

If anyone is further interested in how to do this, I'll be happy to

Thanks to everyone!

>I want to monitor the number of TCP connections in the TIME_WAIT state.
>I'm using Red Hat Rel 3 and I looked in the TCP-MIB.txt mib file, but
>haven't found anything promising.



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