I was afraid of that. I'll look more closely into the SNMP MIBS to see how much of what I need is available. The Issue I have with scripting SNMP is that the OID numbers for custom scrips seem to be dependant on how many scripts you are running. I'll verify that, but it looks like I may be writing some code to handle encrypted (or at least obfuscated) transmission of sysctl and ipfw data over an authenticated network connection.
Thanks for the pointers. -Stephen On Tue, 18 May 2004 13:36:43 +0100 Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 06:32:42PM -0500, Stephen P. Cravey wrote: > > I'm tryign to locate a pre-existing method of monitoring FreeBSD > > systems. Specifically, I'd like a way to monitor sysctl variables, > > IPFW/PF counters, cpu and ram utilization(in that order). I can > > write my own interface, however I'd hate to have to reinvent the > > wheel if there's already something out there. Not to mention the > > difficulty in figuring out how to build an interface into the ipfw > > counters. Thanks. > > Most of that can by obtained via snmp -- the net-mgmt/net-snmp port > would be a good place to start. You can get the system load and > memory usage and the number of bytes transmitted via each interface > straight out of SNMP, but for things like sysctl(8) output or IPFW > counters, youl'd have to get the SNMP daemon to run an external script > and return the results. You can probably figure out how to do that by > reading the documentation supplied with net-snmp and by playing with > the configuration file generator snmpconf(1). > > Once you've got SNMP capability available on your server, virtually > all network monitoring software, including a bunch of large-scale > commercial monitoring programs, will be able to process and display > the results. If your budget doesn't run that far, then there's plenty > of applications in ports that will do a similar job. Particularly > recommended is net-mgmt/mrtg in combination with net/rrdtool -- very > good for graphing the state of such things over time. > > Cheers, > > Matthew > > -- > Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks > Savill Way > PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow > Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH > UK > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"