[j-nsp] Getting interface description via SNMP

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Tue Oct 19 12:32:11 EDT 2004

> Is there a way to get the real interface description via an SNMP query?
> The ifDescr OID returns the interface 'name' (so-1/0/0) rather than the
> rather more useful description ('Link to blah').

I'd imagine this is possible by looking in the Juniper private MIBs.  The 
MIB-II ifDescr normally returns what you saw, just the name of the 
interface itself, i.e. so-1/0/0, GigabitEthernet2/0, etc...

In Cisco's MIBs, the equivalent to what you're looking for is in 


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