[lug] Cisco 675 Config.

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Wed Sep 6 14:40:52 MDT 2000

On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 01:37:22PM -0400, John Starkey wrote:
>I was gonna ask about this. I've seen SNMP out there before. What is it? I
>need something that will analze the logs and email reports. Will SNMP
>record CPU capacity and usage?? Is there such a beast?? I can sit and

SNMP is a way of remotely pulling stats from another machine.  It's implemented
as UDP packets which ask things like "how much data has been transferred on
interface X", which the remote device will respond to.

MRTG is a program which periodicly talks to an SNMP device, or otherwise pulls
stats and generates graphs of historic usage which can be accessed by the
web.  The SNMP daemon for Linux can report on CPU utilization I believe,
or you can simply set up a script that runs and grabs that information
from vmstat or top or the like.

MRTG will show daily, monthly, and yearly graphs of whatever you're
monitoring, so you can watch historic trends.

 I think the net needs some viagra today.  It's just not performing...
                 -- Mike Loseke, 2000
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
tummy.com - Linux Consulting since 1995. Qmail, KRUD, Firewalls, Python

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