Enhancing automation with network growth

Richard A Steenbergen ras at e-gerbil.net
Thu Jan 21 05:13:19 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 09:54:50PM -0500, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm reaching the point where adding in a new piece of infrastructure
> hardware, connecting up a new cable, and/or assigning address space to
> a client is nearly 50% documentation and 50% technical.
> One thing that would take a major load off would be if my MRTG system
> could simply update its config/index files for itself, instead of me
> having to do it on each and every port change.

It is really quite trivial to auto-discover ifindex->ifdescr mappings on
every poll cycle then track your interfaces by their names, pretty much
every modern poller system can manage this. MRTG is absurdly old, slow,
and generally nasty, and should not be used by anyone in this day and 

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