[mrtg] 64-bit counters with SNMPv1?

Amos Shapira amos.shapira at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 01:26:07 CET 2007

On 22/03/07, Forthofer Russ <Russ.Forthofer at ssfhs.org> wrote:
> is used.  However, in this case, v2 is apparently not supported.  To verify
> this, I entered the following commands:
> snmpget -c commstr -v 2c xx.xx.xx.xx   (response:
> Timeout: No Response from xx.xx.xx.xx)
> snmpget -c commstr -v 1 xx.xx.xx.xx  (response:
> IF-MIB::ifHCInOctets.17 = Counter64: 6058121224)
> This suggests to me that the box does not support SNMPv2.  Is there a way
> for me to make use of the 64-bit  counters, while using SNMPv1?  (Or if
> someone knows of a way to enable SNMPv2 on a Nortel OM3500, that would also
> be a quite acceptable - perhaps preferable -  solution.)
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Have you tried to dig Nortetl's web site to confirm this? I'm not an
expert but my gut feeling is that anything released in the last decade
that already supports SNMP should support version 2c or above.

Here is a link to get you started:


I can't actually download the documents from this page because I don't
have Nortel account but you should be able to. (and if not - where are
the manuals which arrived with the box?).



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