RE: [Emerald] Monitoring Terminal Server Ports

Kenneth D. Lenox ( (no email) )
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 06:47:05 +0900

I also use MRTG to monitor traffic with the basic mrtg file, but I'm talking
about modems or ports in use, Computone does not have an OID for that value.
So the only other way that I know of, is to get the IfOperStatus from each
port and then try to add them together.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. []
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 1999 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] Monitoring Terminal Server Ports

"Kenneth D. Lenox" wrote:
> I agree that SNMP is better, but most of the scripts in the contrib
> directory our made for UNIX. I spent many hours, and other MRTG users have
> also, trying to get the scripts to work with NT. Since NT doesn't have
> of the built in networking features that UNIX does, it is very difficult
> find the correct files to make the scripts work. Mainly grep, egrep,
> snmpwalk and such.

But with SNMP you are not parsing files. SNMP makes direct calls
to the box. I've used MRTG on Cisco, Ascend, and Livingston gear to
show traffic usage and never had a single script, besides the generic
MRTG config file.


Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT__________________________________________IEA Software, Inc.