[c-nsp] lack of snmp parity with cli

Mike mike-cisconsplist at tiedyenetworks.com
Thu Jan 7 07:27:38 EST 2016

On 01/07/2016 03:18 AM, Robert Seastrom wrote:
> It's neither particularly desirable nor unusual to have to do this.  :-(  I haven't looked at the BGP MIBs lately, but they were rife with omissions of this sort last time I looked.
> Any chances you can get the data you need out of your RADIUS logs?

I suppose that - if radius logging was actually working correctly - I 
could do exactly that. But freeradius makes it extremely challenging. 
The sql schema doesn't support pppoe intermediate agent natively and so 
that had to be added. But on top of that, the way freeradius does this 
is in one big table. Whats needed is actually a scoreboard with a who is 
on, all their connection setup details and such, and then a second table 
to record the accounting info for the current session as it happens, and 
likely a third table to track the accounting information during some 
period say monthly. If you want to know during a month how much data any 
given user consumed, you can't, not with the defaults. So for these 
reasons and others, I'm sticking with getting the current state of the 
system live from the routers themselves. Someday I'll go back and fix 
freeradius and then I'll pull it from the db.


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