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NAME

       cfgmaker - Creates mrtg.cfg files (for mrtg-2.17.3)

SYNOPSIS

       cfgmaker [options] [community@]router [[options] [community@]router ...]

OPTIONS

        --ifref=name      interface references by Interface Name (default)
        --ifref=ip                         ... by Ip Address
        --ifref=eth                        ... by Ethernet Number
        --ifref=descr                      ... by Interface Description
        --ifref=nr                         ... by Interface Number
        --ifref=type                       ... by Interface Type
                       You may also use multiple options separated by commas,
                      in which case the first available one is used:
                      e.g.  --ifref=ip,name,nr

        --ifdesc=nr       interface description uses Interface Number (default)
        --ifdesc=ip                        ... uses Ip Address
        --ifdesc=eth                       ... uses Ethernet Number
        --ifdesc=descr                     ... uses Interface Description
        --ifdesc=name                      ... uses Interface Name
        --ifdesc=catname                   ... uses CatOS Interface Name
        --ifdesc=ppname                    ... uses Passport Port Name
        --ifdesc=alias                     ... uses Interface Alias
        --ifdesc=type                      ... uses Interface Type
                       You may also use multiple options separated by commas,
                      in which case the first available one is used:
                      e.g.  --ifdesc=catname,ppname,descr,alias,ip,name,nr

        --if-filter=f     Test every interface against filter f to decide wether
                          or not to include that interface into the collection.
                          Currently f is being evaluated as a Perl expression
                          and it's truth value is used to reject or accept the
                          interface.
                          (Experimental, under development, might change)

        --if-template=templatefile
                          Replace the normal target entries for the interfaces
                          with an entry as specified by the contents in the file
                          templatefile.  The file is supposed to contain Perl
                          code to be executed to generate the lines for the
                          target in the configuration file.
                          (Experimental, under development, might change)

        --host-template=templatefile
                          In addition to creating targets for a host's interfaces
                          do also create targets for the host itself as specified
                          by the contents in the file templatefile.  The file is
                          supposed to contain Perl code to be executed to generate
                          the lines for the host related targets (such as CPU,
                          ping response time measurements etc.) in the config-
                          uration file.
                          (Experimental, under development, might change)

        --global "x: a"   add global config entries

        --no-down         do not look at admin or opr status of interfaces

        --show-op-down    show interfaces which are operatively down

        --zero-speed=spd  use this speed in bits-per-second as the interface
                          speed for all interfaces that return a speed of 0
                          via ifSpeed/ifHighSpeed.  100Mbps = 100000000

        --subdirs=format  give each router its own subdirectory, naming each per
                          "format", in which HOSTNAME and SNMPNAME will be
                          replaced by the values of those items -- for instance,
                          --subdirs=HOSTNAME or --subdirs="HOSTNAME (SNMPNAME)"

        --noreversedns    do not reverse lookup ip numbers

        --community=cmty  Set the default community string to "cmty" instead of
                          "public".

        --enable-ipv6     Enable IPv6 support, if the required libraries are
                          present. Numeric IPv6 addresses must be enclosed
                          in square brackets, e.g. public@[2001:760:4::1]:161

        --use-16bit       Use 16bit SNMP request IDs to query all routers.

        --snmp-options=:[<port>][:[<tmout>][:[<retr>][:[<backoff>][:<ver>]]]]

                          Specify default SNMP options to be appended to all
                          routers following.  Individual fields can be empty.
                          Routers following might override some or all of the
                  options given to --snmp-options.

        --dns-domain=domain
                  Specifies a domain to append to the name of all
                  routers following.

        --nointerfaces    Don't do generate any configuration lines for interfaces,
                          skip the step of gathering interface information and
                          don't run any interface template code.

        --interfaces      Generate configuration lines for interfaces (this is the
                          default).  The main purpose of this option is to negate
                          an --nointerfaces appearing earlier on the command line.

        --help            brief help message
        --man             full documentation
        --version         print the version of cfgmaker

        --output=file     output filename default is STDOUT

DESCRIPTION

       Cfgmaker creates MRTG configuration files based on information pulled from a router or
       another SNMP manageable device.

       [community@]router

       Community is the community name of the device you want to create a configuration for. If
       not specified, it defaults to 'public'; you might want to try this first if you do not
       know the community name of a device. If you are using the wrong community name you will
       get no response from the device.

       Router is the DNS name or the IP number of an SNMP-managable device.  Following the name
       you can specify 6 further options separated by colons.  The full syntax looks like this:

       router[:[prt][:[tmout][:[retr][:[backoff][:vers]]]]]

       Of special interest may be the last parameter, vers.  If you set this to '2' then your
       device will be queried with SNMP version 2 requests. This allows you to poll the 64 bit
       traffic counters in the device and will thus work much better with fast interfaces (no
       more counter overrun).  Note that the order in which the routers are specified on the
       command line do matter as the same order is used when the configuration file is generated.
       The first specified router has it's configuration lines genrated first, followed by the
       lines belonging to the next router and so on.

       Note that the first line of the generated cfg file will contain all the commandline
       options you used for generating it. This is to allow for the easy 'regeneration' in case
       you want to add newhosts or make some other global change.

   Configuration
       Except for the --output and --global options, all options affect only the routers
       following them on the command line.  If an option specified earlier on the command line
       reappears later on the command line with another value, the new value overrides the old
       value as far as remaining routers are concerned.  This way options might be tailored for
       groups of routers or for individual routers.

       See --output and --global for how their behaviour is affected by where or how many times
       they appear on the command line.

       See the Examples below on how to set an option differently for multiple routers.

       --help
           Print a brief help message and exit.

       --man
           Prints the manual page and exits.

       --version
           Print the version of cfgmaker.  This should match the version of MRTG for which config
           files are being created.

       --ifref nr|ip|eth|descr|name
           Select the interface identification method.  Default is nr which identifies the router
           interfaces by their number.  Unfortunately the interface numbering scheme in an SNMP
           tree can change. Some routers change their numbering when new interfaces are added,
           others change thier numbering every full moon just for fun.

           To work around this sad problem MRTG can identify interfaces by 4 other properties.
           None of these works for all interfaces, but you should be able to find one which does
           fine for you. Note that especially ethernet addrsses can be problematic as some
           routers have the same ethernet address on most of their interface cards.

           Select ip to identify the interface by its IP number. Use eth to use the ethernet
           address for identification. Use descr to use the Interface description. Or use name to
           use the Interface name.

           You can specify multiple properties if you wish, separated by commas.  In this case,
           cfgmaker will use the first item in the list which can provide unique identification.
           This allows you to specify, for example, to use IP address and to use ifName if this
           is not defined:
             --ifref ip,name

           If your chosen method does not allow unique interface identification on the device you
           are querying, cfgmaker will tell you about it.

       --ifdesc nr|ip|eth|descr|name|type|alias
           Select what to use as the description of the interface.  The description appears in
           the "Title[]" property for the target as well as the text header in the HTML code
           defined in the target's "PageTop[]".  Default is to use nr which is just the interface
           number which isn't always useful to the viewer of the graphs.

           There are 6 other properties which could be used.  Use ip if you want to use the
           interface's IP-address.  Use eth if you want to use the interface's ethernet address.
           If you want a better description, you can use either descr, name or alias.  Exactly
           what each of these do varies between different equipment so you might need to
           experiment.  For instance, for a serial interface on a Cisco router running IOS using
           name might result in "S0" being the interface description , descr might result in
           "Serial0" and alias might result in "Link to HQ" (provided that is what is used as the
           interface's "description" in the router's configuration).

           Finally, if you want to describe the interface by it's Btype (i.e "ethernetCSMA",
           "propPointtoPoint" etc) you can use type.

           You can specify multiple properties if you wish, separated by commas.  In this case,
           cfgmaker will use the first item in the list which is available for this interface.
           This allows you to specify, for example, to use any of the different aliases in order
           of preference.

       --if-filter 'filter-expression'
           First of all, this is under some development and is experimental.

           Use this if you want to have better control over what interfaces gets included into
           the configuration.  The filter-expression is evaluated as a piece of Perl code and is
           expected to return a truth value.  If true, include the interface and if false,
           exclude the interface.

           For a further discussion on how these filters work, see the section "Details on
           Filters" below.

       --if-template template-file
           First of all, this is under some development and is experimental.

           Use this if you want to control what the line for each target should look like in the
           configuration file.  The contents of the file template-file will be evaluated as a
           Perl program which generates the lines using certain variables for input and output.

           For a further discussion on how these templates work, see the section "Details on
           Temaplates" below.

       --host-template template-file
           First of all, this is under some development and is experimental.

           Use this if you want to have some extra targets related to the host itself such as CPU
           utilization, ping response time to the host, number of busy modems etc.  The contents
           of the file template-file will be evaluated once per host as a Perl program which
           generates the lines using certain variables for input and output.

           For a further discussion on how these templates work, see the section "Details on
           Templates" below.

       --community community-string
           Use this to set the community for the routers following on the command line to
           community-string.  Individual routers might overrride this community string by using
           the syntax community@router.

       --enable-ipv6
           This option enables IPv6 support. It requires the appropriate perl modules; if they
           are not found then IPv6 is disabled (see the ipv6 documentation).

           cfgmaker will use IPv6 or IPv4 depending on the target. If the target is a numeric
           address, the protocol depends on the type of address. If the target is a hostname,
           cfgmaker will try to resolve the name first to an IPv6 address then to an IPv4
           address.

           IPv6 numeric addresses must be specified between square braces.

           For example:

            cfgmaker --enable-ipv6 [2001:760:4::1]:165:::2

           If the target has both an IPv6 address and an IPv4 address with the same hostname,
           cfgmaker first queries the target using IPv6 and falls back to IPv4 if it fails. This
           is useful for targets which don't support SNMP over IPv6.

       --use-16bit
           This option forces the use of 16bit SNMP request IDs.  Some broken SNMP agents do not
           accept 32bit request IDs.  Try to avoid this option as much as possible, complain to
           your agent vendor instead.

       --snmp-options  :[port][:[timeout][:[retries][:[backoff][:version]]]]
           Use this to set the default SNMP options for all routers following on the command
           line.  Individual values might be omitted as well as trailing colons.  Note that
           routers might override individual (or all) values specified by --snmp-options by using
           the syntax

           router[:[port][:[timeout][:[retries][:[backoff][:version]]]]]

       --global "bla: abc"
           Use this to add global options to the generated config file.  You can call --global
           several times to add multiple options.  The line will appear in the configuration just
           before the config for the next router appearing on the command line.

            --global "workdir: /home/mrtg"

           If you want some default Options you might want to put

            --global "options[_]: growright,bits"

           Specifying --global after the last router on the command line will create a line in
           the configuration file which will appear after all the routers.

       --noreversedns
           Do not try to reverse lookup IP numbers ... a must for DNS free environments.

       --no-down
           Normally cfgmaker will not include interfaces which are marked anything but
           administratively and operationally UP. With this switch you get them all.

       --show-op-down
           Include interfaces which are operatively down.

       --zero-speed speed
           Assign this speed in bits-per-second to all interfaces which return 0 for ifSpeed and
           ifHighSpeed.  Some switches, notably Foundry equipment, return a speed of zero for
           some interfaces.  For example, to have all interfaces reporting zero set to 100Mbps,
           use --zero-speed=100000000.

       --subdirs format
           Give each router its own subdirectory for the HTML and graphics (or .rrd) files.  The
           directory name is the given format string with a couple of pattern replacements.  The
           string "HOSTNAME" will be replaced by the hostname of the router (however you
           specified it on the cfgmaker commandline -- it may be an actual hostname or just an IP
           address), and "SNMPNAME" will be replaced with the device's idea of its own name (the
           same name that appears on the right side of the "Title" lines).  For instance, a call
           like:

            cfgmaker --subdirs=HOSTNAME__SNMPNAME public@10.10.0.18

           would result in the generation of lines looking something like:

            Directory[10.10.0.18_1]: 10.10.0.18__fp2200-bothrip-1.3

       --output file
           Write the output from cfgmaker into the file file. The default is to use "STDOUT".
           --output is expected to appear only once on the command line. If used multiple times,
           the file specified by the last --output will be used.

       --nointerfaces
           Don't generate configuration lines for interfaces.

           This makes cfgmaker skip all steps related to interfaces which means it will not do
           any polling of the router to retrieve interface information which speeds up the
           execution of cfgmaker and it will neither run any interface templates.

       --interfaces
           This makes cfgmaker generate configuration lines for interfaces (the default
           behaviour).

           The main usage of this option is to negate an --nointerfaces appearing earlier on the
           command line.

   SNMP V3 Options
       Cfgmaker supports SNMP V3 using the Net:SNMP perl module.  There are optional parameters
       affecting SNMP operation.

       --enablesnmpv3 {yes|no}
           The --enablesnmpv3 option is an optional flag to check for the presence of the
           Net::SNMP libraries.  Cfgmaker will try to determine whether this flag is required and
           will set the values automatically.

       SNMPv3 Arguments

       A SNMP context is a collection of management information accessible by a SNMP entity.  An
       item of management information may exist in more than one context and a SNMP entity
       potentially has access to many contexts.  The combination of a contextEngineID and a
       contextName unambiguously identifies a context within an administrative domain.  In a
       SNMPv3 message, the contextEngineID and contextName are included as part of the scopedPDU.
       All methods that generate a SNMP message optionally take a --contextengineid and
       --contextname argument to configure these fields.

       Context Engine ID
           The --contextengineid argument expects a hexadecimal string representing the desired
           contextEngineID.  The string must be 10 to 64 characters (5 to 32 octets) long and can
           be prefixed with an optional "0x".  Once the --contextengineid is specified it stays
           with the object until it is changed again or reset to default by passing in the
           undefined value.  By default, the contextEngineID is set to match the
           authoritativeEngineID of the authoritative SNMP engine.

       Context Name
           The contextName is passed as a string which must be 0 to 32 octets in length using the
           --contextname argument.  The contextName stays with the object until it is changed.
           The contextName defaults to an empty string which represents the "default" context.

       User-based Security Model Arguments

       The User-based Security Model (USM) used by SNMPv3 requires that a securityName be
       specified using the --username argument.  The creation of a Net::SNMP object with the
       version set to SNMPv3 will fail if the --username argument is not present.  The --username
       argument expects a string 1 to 32 octets in length.

       Different levels of security are allowed by the User-based Security Model which address
       authentication and privacy concerns.  A SNMPv3 target will derive the security level
       (securityLevel) based on which of the following arguments are specified.

       By default a securityLevel of 'noAuthNoPriv' is assumed.  If the --authkey or
       --authpassword arguments are specified, the securityLevel becomes 'authNoPriv'.  The
       --authpassword argument expects a string which is at least 1 octet in length.  Optionally,
       the --authkey argument can be used so that a plain text password does not have to be
       specified in a script.  The --authkey argument expects a hexadecimal string produced by
       localizing the password with the authoritativeEngineID for the specific destination
       device.  The "snmpkey" utility included with the Net::SNMP  distribution can be used to
       create the hexadecimal string (see snmpkey).

       Two different hash algorithms are defined by SNMPv3 which can be used by the Security
       Model for authentication.  These algorithms are HMAC-MD5-96 "MD5" (RFC 1321) and
       HMAC-SHA-96 "SHA-1" (NIST FIPS PUB 180-1).   The default algorithm used by the module is
       HMAC-MD5-96.  This behavior can be changed by using the --authprotocol argument.  This
       argument expects either the string 'md5' or 'sha' to be passed to modify the hash
       algorithm.

       By specifying the arguments --privkey or --privpassword the securityLevel associated with
       the object becomes 'authPriv'.  According to SNMPv3, privacy requires the use of
       authentication.  Therefore, if either of these two arguments are present and the --authkey
       or --authpassword arguments are missing, the creation of the object fails.  The --privkey
       and --privpassword arguments expect the same input as the --authkey and --authpassword
       arguments respectively.

       The User-based Security Model described in RFC 3414 defines a single encryption protocol
       to be used for privacy.  This protocol, CBC-DES "DES" (NIST FIPS PUB 46-1), is used by
       default or if the string 'des' is passed to the --privprotocol argument.  By working with
       the Extended Security Options Consortium http://www.snmp.com/eso/, the module also
       supports additional protocols which have been defined in draft specifications.  The draft
       http://www.snmp.com/eso/draft-reeder-snmpv3-usm-3desede-00.txt defines the support of
       CBC-3DES-EDE "Triple-DES" (NIST FIPS 46-3) in the User-based Security Model.  This
       protocol can be selected using the --privprotocol argument with the string '3desede'.  The
       draft http://www.snmp.com/eso/draft-blumenthal-aes-usm-04.txt describes the use of
       CFB128-AES-128/192/256 "AES" (NIST FIPS PUB 197) in the USM. The three AES encryption
       protocols, differentiated by their key sizes, can be selected by passing 'aescfb128',
       'aescfb192', or 'aescfb256' to the -privprotocol argument.

   Details on Filters
       The purpose of the filters is to decide which interfaces to accept and which interfaces to
       reject.  This decision is done for each interface by evaluating the filter expression as a
       piece of Perl code and investigating the result of the evaluation.  If true, accept the
       interface otherwise reject it.

       When working with filters, remember that Perl has it's own idea of what truth and false
       is.  The empty string "" and the string "0" are false, all other strings are true.  This
       further imples that any integer value of 0 is false as well as any undef value.  It also
       implies that all references are considered true.

       As the filter is evaluated as a Perl expression, several useful constructs in Perl are
       worth mentioning:

       Expressions might be grouped by using parentheses "()".  Expressions might be combined
       using boolean operators such as the following:

       "and" (equivalent with "&&")
           Boolean "and" of the two expressions, is only true if both expressions are true.
           Example: expression1 and expression2

       "or" (equivalent with "||")
           Boolean "or" of the two expressions, is true if either or both expressions are true.
           Example: expression1 or expression2

       "not" (equivalent with "!")
           Boolean negation of a single expression.  Example:  not expression .  Yet another
           example: !expression

       (For more details on this I recommend a book on Perl)

       Predefined Filter Variables

       To facilitate, there are a number of predefined values available to use in the filter.
       Note that these variables are also available when templates interfaces are evaluated (but
       not host templates).

       Caveat:  All these variables' names begin with a dollar sign  ($), which is a syntactic
       requirement for scalar variables in Perl.  The danger here is that the dollar sign in many
       shells is an active character (often used for shell variables exactly as in Perl
       variables) so it is important to ensure that the Perl expression isn't evaluated by the
       command line shell as shell code before being passed to cfgmaker as command line
       arguments.  In shells like Bourne shell, ksh shell or bash shell, placing the entire
       expression within single qoutes will avoid such accidental evaluation:

        '--if-filter=($default_iftype && $if_admin)'

       $if_type
           This is an integer specifying the interface type as per the SNMP standards and as
           reported by the polled device.  A complete list of interface types would be
           impractical for this document , but there are a number predefined varables below.
           Normally, cfgmaker puts in the target's PageTop this iftype value within paranthesis
           after the name of the interface type. (e.g "propPointToPointSerial (22)").

           Here's a list of some of the most common interface types by number:

              6 ethernetCsmacd
              7 iso88023Csmacd
              9 iso88025TokenRing
             15 fddi
             19 E1
             20 basicISDN
             21 primaryISDN
             22 propPointToPointSerial
             23 ppp
             24 softwareLoopback
             30 ds3
             32 frame-relay
             33 rs232
             37 atm
             39 sonet
             44 frameRelayService
             46 hssi
             49 aal5
             53 propVirtual
             62 Fast Ethernet (100BaseT)
             63 ISDN & X.25
             69 Full Duplex Fast Ethernet (100BaseFX)
             94 Asymetric Digital Subscriber Loop (ADSL)
            117 Gigabit Ethernet
            134 ATM Sub Interface

       $default
           True if and only if cfgmaker normally should accepted the interface based on the
           interfaces administrative and operational state (taking the flags --no-down and
           --show-op-down into account) and it's type (and a few other things).

       $default_ifstate
           True if and only if cfgmaker would have accepted the interface based on it's
           operational and administrative states (also taking into account the presence of the
           flags --no-down and --show-op-down).

       $default_iftype
           True if and only if cfgmaker would have accepted the interface based on it's type (and
           a few type specific details in addition).

       $if_admin
           True if and only if the interface is in an adminstrative up state.

       $if_oper
           True if and only if the interface is in an operational up state.

       A number of variables are also predefined to easily decide if an interface belong to a
       certain cathegory or not.  Below is all those variables listed together with which if_type
       numbers each variable will be true for.  Note that some variables refer to other variables
       as well.

       $if_is_ethernet
           True for ethernet interfaces (nr 6, 7, 26, 62, 69 and 117).

       $if_is_isdn
           True for various ISDN interface types (nr 20, 21, 63, 75, 76 and 77)

       $if_is_dialup
           True for dial-up interfaces such as PPP as well as ISDN.  (nr 23, 81, 82 and 108 in
           addition to the numbers of $if_is_isdn).

       $if_is_atm
           True for miscellaneous ATM related interface types (nr 37, 49, 107, 105, 106, 114 and
           134).

       $if_is_wan
           True for WAN interfaces point to point, Frame Relay and High Speed Serial (
           22,32,44,46)

       $if_is_lan
           True for LAN interfaces (8, 9, 11, 15, 26, 55, 59, 60 and 115 in addition to the
           numbers of $if_is_ethernet).

       $if_is_dsl
           True for ADSL, RDSL, HDSL and SDSL (nr 94, 95, 96, 97)

       $if_is_loopback
           True for software loopback interfaces (nr 24)

       $if_is_ciscovlan
           True for Cisco VLAN interfaces (interfaces with the word Vlan or VLAN in their
           ifdescs)

       $if_vlan_id
           Returns the vlan id associated with a specific port on Cisco Catalyst switches under
           both Catalyst OS and IOS, and 3Com switches.  If it is not a vlan interface, will
           return undef.

       $if_cisco_trunk
           Returns the trunking state of a specific port on Cisco Catalyst switches under both
           Catalyst OS and IOS.  Returns "1" if the interface is a trunk, undef otherwise.

       $if_MTU
           Returns the Maximum Transfer Unit associated with a specific port.

       Besides that, you can also use the variables defined for templates below.  Further, all
       the variables available in cfgmaker is at the scripts disposal even if the use of such
       features is discouraged.  More "shortcuts" in the form of variables and functions will be
       made available in the future instead.

       Examples on Filters

       The following filter will not affect which interfaces get's included or excluded, it will
       make cfgmaker behave as normally.

        '--if-filter=$default'

       The following filter will make cfgmaker exclude PPP (23) interfaces:

        '--if-filter=$default && $if_type!=23'

       The following filter will make cfgmaker behave as usual except that it will consider the
       operational state of an interface irrelevant but still reject all interfaces which are
       administratively down.

        '--if-filter=$if_admin && $default_iftype'

   Details on Templates
       The contents of the template files are evaluated as a Perl program.  A number or Perl
       variables are available for the program to read and others are used to be written to.

       As quite a few of the predefined variables has values which are are supposed to be used in
       HTML code some of them have an "HTML-escaped" variant, e.g $html_syslocation is the HTML
       escaped variant of $syslocation.  The HTML escaping means that the chars "<", ">" and "&"
       are replaced by "&lt;", "&gt;" and "&amp;" and that newlines embedded in the string are
       prepended with "<BR>" and appended with a space character (if a newline is last in the
       string it is not touched).

       Writable Template Variables

       These are the variables available to store the configuration lines in.  Some of them are
       initialized prior to the evaluation of the template but such content normally is comments
       for inclusion in the final configuration file so those variables might be reset to the
       empty string in the template code to eliminate the comments.  The other way around is also
       possible, the contents of these variables might be extended with further information for
       various reasons such as debugging etc.

       Once the template has been evaluated, the following happens:  if the template is a
       interface template and the actual interface for some reason is rejected and thus needs to
       be commented out, all the lines in the variable $target_lines are turned into comments by
       adding a hash mark ("#") at their beginning.  Then all the variables $head_lines,
       $problem_lines , $target_lines and $separator_lines are concatenated together to form the
       lines to add to the configuration file.

       $target_lines
           This variable is the placeholder for the configuration lines created by the template.
           $target_lines is predefined to be empty when the template code is evaluated.

       $head_lines
           This variable is intended to be the placeholder for the comment line appearing just
           before the target in the configuration file.  It is initialized with that comment line
           before the evaluation of the template code and if the template doesn't modify
           $head_lines during evaluation, the comment will look like usual in the config file.

       $problem_lines
           This variable is intended to be the placholder for the comment lines describing any
           problems which might have been encountered when trying to add the target into the
           configuration.  For host templates it's normally not used and for those it's
           predefined as the empty string.  For interface templates $problem_lines is predefined
           with the error description comments which cfgmaker normally would use for rejected
           interfaces or as the empty string for accepted interfaces.

           It is possible to test against $problem_lines to find out if an interface will be
           included or rejected but this is not recommended.  Test against $if_ok instead.

       $separator_lines
           This variable is the placeholder for the string to use as the separator between the
           code for individual targets.  The contents of this variable is put after each target
           (so the lines will appear after the end of the last target in the config as well).

       Predefined Template Variables

       All the variables below are available for interface templates to use.  For host templates,
       only those listed under "Host and System Variables" are available.

       For interface templates the variables listed under "Predefined Filter Variables" are also
       available.

       Host and System Variables

       $router_name
           This is the fully qualified name for the router.  It is affected by the following
           items on the command line:  the router name itself and --dns-domain.

       $router_connect
           This is the reference string for the router being polled.  It is on the form
           community@router possibly followed by some snmp options.  It is affected by the
           following items on the command line:  the router name itself, --community,
           --snmp-options and --dns-domain.  (There's no HTML escaped variant available)

       $directory_name
           This variable should contain the directory name as cfgmaker normally would use as the
           value for the "Directory[]" directive.  The value is determined by the --subdirs
           command line option.  If --subdirs isn't specified $directory_name will be the empty
           string.  (There's no HTML escaped variant available)

       $syscontact
           This variable is the router's SNMP sysContact value.  (HTML escaped variant:
           $html_syscontact)

       $sysname
           This variable is the router's SNMP sysName value.  (No HTML escaped variant available)

       $syslocation
           This variable is the router's SNMP sysLocation value.  (HTML escaped variant:
           $html_syslocation)

       $sysdescr
           This variable is the router's SNMP sysDescr value.  It is normally not used by
           cfgmaker but might be useful in a template.  (HTML escaped variant: $html_sysdescr)

       Interface Target Related Variables

       $target_name
           This is what cfgmaker normally would use as the the name of the target.  The target
           name is what is found within the square brackets, "[]", for target directives.
           (There's no HTML escaped variant available)

       $if_ref
           This the reference string for the interface.  It is expected to be used in the
           "Target[xyz]" directive to distinguish what interface to use.  The value of this
           variable is affected by the --ifref command line option.  It is normally used together
           with $router_connect.  (There's no HTML escaped variant available)

       $if_ok
           This variable is true if the interface is going to be included into the configuration
           file, otherwise false.  Don't test against other variables such as $problem_lines to
           find out if an interface will be rejected or not, use this $if_ok instead.

       $default_target_lines
           This variable contains all the target lines which cfgmaker by default outputs for this
           interface.  It's useful if you want to have the "standard target" but want to add some
           extra lines to it by using a template.

       By default cfgmaker uses the following directives for each target it generates: Target[],
       SetEnv[], MaxBytes[], Title[], PageTop[] and if there is any directory specified also the
       Directory[] directive.

       To facilitate the creation of templates which generates target configs which are similar
       to the default one, each of the above mentioned directive lines have a corresponding
       variable containing the line as cfgmaker would have output it by default.

       Note that none of these have a HTML escaped variant, text in them is HTML escaped where
       needed.  Also note that they do not have any newline at the end.

       $default_target_directive
           This variable contains the default string for the Target[] directive line.

       $default_setenv_directive
           This variable contains the default string for the SetEnv[] directive line.

       $default_directory_directive
           This variable contains the default string for the Directory[] directive line which
           means it is an empty string (with no newline) if there's no directory.

       $default_maxbytes_directive
           This variable contains the default string for the MaxBytes[] directive line.

       $default_title_directive
           This variable contains the default string for the Title[] directive line.

       $default_pagetop_directive
           This variable contains the default string for the PageTop[] directive lines.

       Interface Network Configuration Variables

       $if_ip
           This variable should contain the IP-address of the interface, if any has been assigned
           to it.  (There's no HTML escaped variant available)

       $ifindex
           This variable is the SNMP ifIndex for the interface which per definition always is an
           integer.  (There's no HTML escaped variant available)

       $if_index
           Equivalent with $ifindex.

       $if_eth
           Contains the ethernet address of the interface, if any.  (There's no HTML escaped
           variant available)

       $if_speed
           This variable is the speed in bytes/second (with prefixes).  (There's no HTML escaped
           variant available)

       $if_speed_str
           This variable is a cooked speed description which is either in bits or bytes depending
           on wether or not the bits option is active and also with the proper prefix for the
           speed (k, M, G etc).  (No HTML escaped variant available)

       $if_type_desc
           This variable is a textual description of the interface type.  (HTML escaped variant:
           $html_if_type_desc)

       $if_type_num
           This variable the integer value corresponding to the interface type (for a listing for
           the value for the more common interface types, see the section DETAILS ON FILTERS
           above).  (No HTML escaped variant available)

       $if_dns_name
           This is the DNS name for the interface.  (No HTML escaped variant available)

       Interface Name, Description and Alias Variables

       It might seem confusing with both Name, Description and Alias in this context and to some
       extent it is.  Name and Description are usually supported on most equipment but how they
       are used varies, both between manufacturers as well as between different cathegories of
       equipment from the same manufacturer.  The Alias is at least supported by Cisco IOS, and
       that variable contains whatever is used in the IOS statement called "description" for the
       interface (not to be confused with the SNMP variables for Description).

       For better control from the command line consider $if_title_desc which contents are
       controlled by the --if-descr command line option.

       $if_snmp_descr
           This variable should contain the "raw" description of the interface as determined by
           the SNMP polling of the router.  (HTML escaped variant: $html_if_snmp_descr)

       $if_snmp_name
           The "raw" name for the interface as provided by SNMP polling.  (HTML escaped variant:
           $html_if_snmp_name)

       $if_snmp_alias
           The "raw" ifAlias for the interface as provided by SNMP polling. (HTML escaped
           variant: $html_if_snmp_alias)

       $if_cisco_descr
           The "raw" CiscolocIfDescr for the interface as provided by SNMP polling.  (HTML
           escaped variant: $html_if_cisco_descr)

       $if_description
           This is the "cooked" description string for the interface, taking into account the
           SNMP values found for the interface's RDescr, ifAlias and CiscolocIfDescr.  (HTML
           escaped variant: $html_if_description)

       $if_title
           The full string cfgmaker by default would have used for the Title[] directive in the
           configuration as well as the content of the topmost H1 tag in the PageTop[].  Is
           composed by the contents of $desc_prefix, $if_title_desc and $sysname.

           As $if_title depends on $if_title_desc, it is possible to indirectly control $if_title
           by using the command line option --if-descr.

           (HTML escaped variant: $html_if_title)

       $if_port_name
           If the host is a Cisco Catalyst LAN switch, this variable is the name of that port.
           (No HTML escaped variant available)

       $if_pp_port_name
           If the host is a Nortel Passport LAN switch, this variable is the name of that port.
           (No HTML escaped variant available)

       $desc_prefix
           This variable is a prefix of the description of what the target is to use in the
           "Title[]" directive and in the H1 section of the "PageTop[]".  Default is "Traffic
           analysis for ".  (HTML escaped variant: $html_desc_prefix)

       $if_title_desc
           This is the description of the interface normally used by cfgmaker as part of the
           variable $if_title.  The latter is used as the full string in the "Title[]" directove
           and the H1 section in the PageTop[].

           $if_title_desc is controlled by the command line option --if-descr which indirectly
           controls the contents of $if_title

           (HTML escaped variant: $html_if_title_desc)

       Help Functions for Templates

       The following functions exists to facilitate the writing of host and interface templates.

       html_escape(string)
           html_escape() takes a string as an argument and returns a new string where the
           following substitutions has been done:  the chars "<", ">" and "&" are replaced by
           "&lt;", "&gt;" and "&amp;" and that newlines embedded in the string are prepended with
           "<BR>" and appended with a space character (newlines at the end of the string are not
           touched).

       oid_pick($router_connect,$v3opt,"oid1","oid2"...)
           This function will try to poll each of the oids specified until it is successful or
           has run out of oids. It will return the name of the first oid that worked or undef if
           it is not successful

       Example Template Files

       Template Example 1: Eliminating Rejected Targets From Appearing

       This template file generates exactly the same configuration code per interface as cfgmaker
       does by default, with the exception that it eliminates all lines (comments as well as
       config code) for an interface if the interface happens to be rejected.

        if(not $problem_lines)
        {
          $target_lines .= <<ECHO;

        Target[$target_name]: $if_ref:$router_connect
        SetEnv[$target_name]: MRTG_INT_IP="$if_ip" MRTG_INT_DESCR="$if_snmp_descr"
        ECHO

          if ($directory_name) {
              $target_lines .= "Directory[$target_name]: $directory_name\n";
          }

          $target_lines .= <<ECHO;
        MaxBytes[$target_name]: $if_speed
        Title[$target_name]: $html_desc_prefix$html_if_title_desc -- $sysname
        PageTop[$target_name]: <h1>$html_desc_prefix$html_if_title_desc -- $sysname</h1>
                       <div id="sysdetails">
                               <table>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>System:</td>
                                               <td>$sysname in $html_syslocation</td>
                                       </tr>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Maintainer:</td>
                                               <td>$html_syscontact</td>
                                       </tr>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Description:</td>
                                               <td>$html_if_description</td>
                                       </tr>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>ifType:</td>
                                               <td>$html_if_type_desc ($if_type_num)</td>
                                       </tr>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>ifName:</td>
                                               <td>$html_if_snmp_name</td>
                                       </tr>
        ECHO

          $target_lines .= <<ECHO if defined $if_port_name;
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Port Name:</td>
                                               <td>$if_port_name</td>
                                       </tr>
        ECHO

          $target_lines .= <<ECHO if defined $if_pp_port_name;
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Port Name:</td>
                                               <td>$if_pp_port_name</td>
                                       </tr>
        ECHO

          $target_lines .= <<ECHO;
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Max Speed:</td>
                                               <td>$if_speed_str</td>
                                       </tr>
        ECHO

          $target_lines .= <<ECHO if $if_ip;
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Ip:</td>
                                               <td>$if_ip ($if_dns_name)</td>
                                       </tr>
        ECHO

          $target_lines .= <<ECHO;
                               </table>
                       </div>
        ECHO
        } else {
          $head_lines="";
          $problem_lines="";
          $target_lines="";
          $separator_lines="";
        }

       Template Example 2: Simplier Version of Example 1

       Example 1 was partly intended to demonstrate how to customize the generation of interface
       targets but also to provide a hint of how the variables are used in the "default" template
       which one could consider that cfgmaker normally uses.

       If you're only intrested in the easiest way of entirely eliminating those reject
       interfaces, the template below would do the job as well by using $default_target_lines.

        if($if_ok) {
         $target_lines = $default_target_lines;
        } else {
          $head_lines="";
          $problem_lines="";
          $target_lines="";
          $separator_lines="";
        }

       Template Example 3: Creating CPU Targets for Hosts

       Below is an example of a host template.

        $head_lines .= <<ECHO;
        #---------------------------------------------------------------------
        ECHO

        my $target_name = $router_name . ".cpu";

        $target_lines .= <<ECHO;

        YLegend[$target_name]: Percentage CPU load
        ShortLegend[$target_name]: %
        Legend1[$target_name]: CPU load in %
        Legend2[$target_name]:
        Legend3[$target_name]: Max Observed CPU load
        Legend4[$target_name]:
        LegendI[$target_name]: &nbsp;CPU Load:
        LegendO[$target_name]:
        WithPeak[$target_name]: ywm
        MaxBytes[$target_name]: 100
        Options[$target_name]: growright, gauge, nopercent
        Title[$target_name]: $router_name CPU load
        Target[$target_name]: 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.2.1.58.0&1.3.6.1.4.1.9.2.1.58.0:$router_connect
        PageTop[$target_name]: <h1>$router_name CPU load</h1>
                       <div>
                               <table>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>System:</td>
                                               <td>$router_name in $html_syslocation</td>
                                       </tr>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Maintainer:</td>
                                               <td>$html_syscontact</td>
                                       </tr>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Description:</td>
                                               <td>$html_sysdescr</td>
                                       </tr>
                                       <tr>
                                               <td>Resource:</td>
                                               <td>CPU.</td>
                                       </tr>
                               </table>
                       </div>
        ECHO

EXAMPLES

       The first example creates a config file for router.place.xyz:  the router has the
       community name public.  Interfaces get identified by their IP number.  Two global options
       get added to the config file.  The config file gets redirected to mrtg.conf.  The '\'
       signs at the end of the line mean that this command should be written on a single line.

        cfgmaker --global "WorkDir: /home/tobi"           \
                 --global "Options[_]: growright,bits"    \
                 --ifref=ip                               \
                 public@router.place.xyz > mrtg.cfg

       Note: if cfgmaker is not in your path, but you are in the directory where cfgmaker is
       stored, you can start it with ./cfgmaker

       The next example creates a config file for four devices: router1.place.xyz,
       router2.place.xyz, switch1.place.xyz and switch2.place.xyz all with the community public.

       The two routers will have --ifref set to descr whilst the two switches will use --ifref
       set to name.  Further the routers will use --ifdesc set to alias and switch1.place.xyz
       will use --ifdesc set to descr whilst switch2.place.xyz use name instead.

       Finally, there will be two Options lines inserted in the configuration: One will be in the
       beginning, whilst the other will be inserted after the lines related to the two routers
       but before those lines related to the switches.

        cfgmaker --global "WorkDir: /home/tobi"           \
                 --global "Options[_]: growright,bits"    \
                 --ifref=descr                            \
                 --ifdesc=alias                           \
                 public@router1.place.xyz                 \
                 public@router2.place.xyz                 \
                 --global "Options[_]: growright"         \
                 --ifref=name                             \
                 --ifdesc=descr                           \
                 public@switch1.place.xyz                 \
                 --ifdesc=name                            \
                 public@switch2.place.xyz > mrtg.cfg

       The next example demonstrates how to use the --community, --snmp-options and --dns-domain
       to make the command line simpler.  All the equipment will use the community hidden, except
       for the ppp-server which use community access.  All equipment uses these SNMP options: 1s
       timeout, 1 retry and SNMP version 2 (backoff and port is unspecified which means they use
       the default values).  The exception again is the ppp-server which uses SNMP version 1.
       Finally, all the equipment is part of the domain place.xyz, except for the ppp-server
       which is part of the domain remote.place.xyz.  Note that the latter is achieved simply by
       specifying the name of the ppp-server to be ppp-server.remote .

        cfgmaker --global "WorkDir: /home/tobi"           \
                 --global "Options[_]: growright,bits"    \
                 --dns-domain=place.xyz                   \
                 --community=hidden                       \
                 --snmp-options=::1:1::2                  \
                 router1                                  \
                 router2                                  \
                 router3                                  \
                 router4                                  \
                 router5                                  \
                 switch1                                  \
                 switch2                                  \
                 switch3                                  \
                 switch4                                  \
                 switch5                                  \
                 switch6                                  \
                 switch7                                  \
                 access@ppp-server.remote:::::1 > mrtg.cfg

SEE ALSO

       mrtg-reference

AUTHOR

       Tobias Oetiker <tobi@oetiker.ch> and Jakob Ilves <jakob.ilves@oracle.com>

LICENSE

       GNU General Public License

COPYRIGHT

       Cfgmaker is Copyright 2000 by Tobias Oetiker <tobi@oetiker.ch>