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Net::SNMP Calculating traffic.

by MonkeyManChfKiller (Novice)
on May 22, 2014 at 01:05 UTC ( #1087042=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

MonkeyManChfKiller has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Well i tried Copying for my needs and no results. Im trying to measure the incoming traffic of a 40Gbit Interface every few seconds or so, (preferable a amount of seconds i can set) I have Not been able to succeed with this, so anyone who knows about SNMP please help me create a little script to do this, weather it be with SNMPWALK or any other program.

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Re: Net::SNMP Calculating traffic.
by NetWallah (Canon) on May 22, 2014 at 04:58 UTC
    The script part is relatively simple.

    The more difficult part is to find the OID for the item you are trying to meter.

    First - find out the relavant part of the MIB from the manufacturer of your hardware/firmware.

    Use a simple snmp "get" command to make sure you can get that value, and that it makes sense.

    Then convert that request into a script that runs periodically.

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Re: Net::SNMP Calculating traffic.
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on May 22, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
    "Im trying to measure the incoming traffic..."

    That's about measuring network throughput isn't it?

    Perhaps you should consider using bing instead of SNMP?

    Regards, Karl

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