[mrtg] Can't add any devices with cfgmaker

Mike Gideon mgideon at newstarfresh.com
Wed Mar 17 20:36:56 CET 2010

I just installed MRTG on Ubuntu.  

It seems to be working fine.  I added my local linux with

Cfgmaker public at localhost > /etc/mrtg.cfg


That is running just fine, updating every 5 minutes like it is supposed
to.  I want to add more devices now but I get an error.  I try 

Cfgmaker public at > /etc/mrtgtry2.cfg


It runs a bit then tells me

--base: Get Device Info on public@/etc/mrtgtry2.cfg:


  can't resolve "/etc/mrtgtry2.cfg" to IP address

 at /usr/share/perl5/SNMP_util.pm line 426

SNMPWALK Problem for public@/etc/mrtgtry2.cfg::::::v4only

 at /usr/bin/cfgmaker line 861

WARNING: Skipping public@/etc/mrtgtry2.cfg: as no info could be


I can run snmpwalk and get info back:

snmpwalk -Os -c public -v 1 system

sysDescr.0 = STRING: ProCurve J4899A Switch 2650, revision H.10.83, ROM
H.08.02 (/sw/code/build/fish(mkfs))

sysObjectID.0 = OID: enterprises.

sysUpTime.0 = Timeticks: (1094649276) 126 days, 16:41:32.76

sysContact.0 = STRING: 

sysName.0 = STRING: ProCurve 2650

sysLocation.0 = STRING: Server Room

sysServices.0 = INTEGER: 74


Cfgmaker seems to want to replace the IP addr of the device with the


Am I doing something simple wrong?

Thanks in advance.



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