[mrtg] custom SNMP traps for windows

Garth K. Williams garth.williams at wtcs.org
Wed Mar 19 06:46:18 CET 2008

Why not use a free Trap Generator (spawned from MRTG, based on thresholds)
like TrapGen from Network Computing Technologies




From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mailto:mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch]
On Behalf Of Steve Shipway
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 6:30 PM
To: Ken Gibson; mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: Re: [mrtg] custom SNMP traps for windows


I'm not sure what you want to do with these traps.  Remember that MRTG does
not catch SNMP traps - to do that, you need some sort of NMS software, such
as HP Openview ($) or Nagios (free).  You can, however, make MRTG *send*
traps by using the Thresholds to trigger a script that sends SNMP traps.


If what you want to do is send traps to your NMS, then under linux it's easy
- there's a program to do it as part of the SNMP client.  Under windows
you'd need something else, but I believe there are several shareware
programs available for free download that do this, or if you're a masochist
you can write one yourself in Perl (probably too much effort).





From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch on behalf of Ken Gibson

First, I'm using RRD and MRTG on RHEL 5 with great success - management
loves it, too. However, as usual, they want more... I've been poking around
Google, Mr. Shipway's site, ActiveState's site and others looking for a
tutorial or examples of how to set custom SNMP traps on Windows using
ActiveState Perl. Does anyone know where to go to find some examples?


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