[rrd-users] PERL Help Needed

Schroeder, Dennis Dennis.Schroeder at sanmina.com
Wed Sep 12 18:48:32 MEST 2001

I am working on a program that will check for Cisco devices on our network
(using SNMP).  I can poll a device and get a result like:

  Cisco Systems WS-C5505
  Cisco Catalyst Operating System Software, Version 5.1(1)
  Copyright (c) 1995-1999 by Cisco Systems

using this small command set:

  open (FD, "$prog $host public $oid1 |") || die;
  my $val = <FD>;
  close (FD);

How do I then check $val for the existance of "Cisco" anywhere in the


Dennis Schroeder                                ||        ||
Network Engineer                                ||        ||
SANMINA Global Network Services                ||||      ||||
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