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MRTG Sidewinder Firewall

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MRTG Sidewinder Firewall

Sidewinder OIDs:

CPU %:
bge0 IN:
bge0 OUT:
bge1 IN:
bge1 OUT:
em0 IN:
em0 Out:
em1 IN:
em1 OUT:
em2 IN:
em2 OUT:
em3 IN:
em3 OUT:
em4 IN:
em4 OUT:
em5 IN:
em5 OUT:
em6 IN:
em6 OUT:
em7 IN:
em7 OUT:
em10 IN:
em10 OUT:

MRTG cfgmaker command line (note: I had to compile the newest stable version of mrtg 2.16.4 for snmpv3 to work properly):
/usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/cfgmaker –ifref=name –show-op-down –global ‘WorkDir: /var/www/mrtg/HOSTNAME1’ -global ‘Options[_]: bits,growright’ –enablesnmpv3 –snmp-options=:::::3 –username=USERNAME1 –authprotocol=MD5 –authpassword=PASSWORD1 –privpassword=PASSWORD1 –privprotocol=des –output /opt/mrtg/HOSTNAME1.cfg –contextengineid=0

snmpwalk command line to walk the Sidewinder firewalls (note: sidewinders use md5 and des for snmpv3):
snmpwalk -v 3 -u USERNAME1 -l authPriv -X PASSWORD1 -a MD5 -A PASSWORD1

Snippets of mrtg cfg files for a Sidewinder firewall:
### CPU Utilization (I manually added this since cfgmaker didn’t pick up the CPU)

Title[]: CPU Utilization
MaxBytes[]: 100
Options[]: gauge, nopercent, absolute, growright
SnmpOptions[]: privpassword=>’PASSWORD1′,authpassword=>’PASSWORD1′,authprotocol=>’md5′,privprotocol=>’des’,username=>’USERNAME1′
PageTop[]: <h1>CPU Utilization</h1>
YLegend[]: CPU Percent
ShortLegend[]: percent
WithPeak[]: ymwd

### CFGMAKER picked the interfaces up fine, but I noticed oddness when mrtg polled them, so I specified the OID for the interface in the 2nd “Target line” after commenting out the 1st.
### Interface 3 >> Descr: ’em0′ | Name: ” | Ip: ‘’ | Eth: ’30-78-30-30-30-34-32-33-34-35-64-38-36-30′ ###
#Target[]: 3:public@ #Commented because it did NOT work, speficied OIDs in new TARGET Line below
SnmpOptions[]: privpassword=>’PASSWORD1′,authpassword=>’PASSWORD1′,authprotocol=>’md5′,privprotocol=>’des’,username=>’USERNAME1′
noHC[]: yes
MaxBytes[]: 12500000
Title[]: em0 – internet (
PageTop[]: <h1>em0 – internet (</h1>

System: HOSTNAME.domain.com
Maintainer: “firewall group”
Description: em0
ifType: ethernetCsmacd (6)
Max Speed: 1000.0 Mbits/s
Ip: ()

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