[c-nsp] lack of snmp parity with cli

Mark Tees marktees at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 07:17:50 EST 2016

Depending on what the hardware you have floating etc you may be able to
pull that data with Netconf?

On Thursday, 7 January 2016, Mike <mike-cisconsplist at tiedyenetworks.com>

> Hello group,
> I have a tool I developed in house which polls a cisco router terminating
> PPPoE sessions in order to get a complete picture of each active pppoe
> session. Most of what I want is available via snmp such as user name, ip
> address, the user mac address, and such. However, PPPoE Intermediate Agent
> tags - CircuitID and RemoteID - are apparently not available anywhere in
> snmp. That information apparently only shows up using the cli command "show
> pppoe session all", and so my tool polls with snmp first, and then follows
> up with a text login to the router and parses the cli output, finally
> stitching it all together at the end. Its quite hairy.
> This seems silly that there would be something important like these tags
> that can only be seen from the cli and not from snmp. I've went thru
> cisco's snmp object navigator quite a bit and I came up empty. I've also
> spent lots of time doing some pretty deep walks of the snmp tree trying to
> just pick out the right info but again it just doesn't seem to be
> implemented. Im sort of resigned to the idea that, yeah, they just don't
> make that available via snmp. Id just like some confirmation from others
> that my situation here isn't actually unusual and parsing the output from
> the cli for certain info is an accepted practice?
> Mike-
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