Re: MRTG on NT

Mitchell B. Wagers ( (no email) )
Sun, 01 Feb 1998 11:29:58 -0800

Yeah, this means your router doesn't understand your request, "NoSuchName."
Try just using a simple target, like:

Target[yourrouter]: 1:public@ip.of.your.router

That's a simple, universal, request. Also, here's a hint to everyone that
uses MRTG. It's best if you don't use the public community for reading
purposes on your router, I would suggest changing it to something more
uncommon. Unless you specify hosts with the public community, anyone can
read your stats. One could inevitable bring a router to a screeching halt
by placing an SNMP load on it because they know the community. Just a hint!

Try that first, Kurt...

At 10:23 AM 2/1/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm trying to get MRTG working on NT and have setup per your instructions.
>When I run the command line program to finalize the setup, I get the
>following in the cmd box: Any ideas or help would be much appreciated.
>Microsoft(R) Windows NT(TM)
>(C) Copyright 1985-1996 Microsoft Corp.
>c:\Perl\bin>perl c:\mrtg-2.5.1\mrtg c:\mrtg-2.5.1\mrtg.cfg
>SNMP Error:
> Received SNMP response with error code
> error status: noSuchName
> index 1 (OID:
> SNMPv1_Session (remote host: "" [].161
> community: "public"
> request ID: 964965158
> PDU bufsize: 8000 bytes
> timeout: 2s
> retries: 5
> backoff: 1)
>SNMPGET: Failed to reach target:
> I tried multiple times!
>Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,
>Kurt A. Butzin, DDS Molarnet Technologies, Inc
>President 1936 Bay Street
> Saginaw, MI 48602
> (517) 249-4638
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