Using sysctl(1) to gather resource consumption data

David Wolfskill david at
Wed Sep 17 15:29:57 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 12:39:27AM +1000, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> ...
> > Also, the only times I have used SNMP, it has been using a version that
> > did not support encryption in any form (as for as I know), and since
> > some of the transit was over facilities we don't control, I thought it
> > would be a bit more sensible to use SSH for the transport.
> but do you use encryption with your current system? 

Since it uses SSH for transport, yes.  And it uses authentication, too
(for the same reason).

> [...]
> > Mind, I'm not especially keen on re-inventing stuff that already works
> > (or can be reasonably persuaded to work).  But in this case, running an
> > SNMP daemon seemed to fail to meet my (admittedly, somewhat self-
> > imposed) requirements.
> hey , your requirements are yours :) I was just curious to know why snmp didnt
> cut it.

Fair enough.  :-}

David H. Wolfskill				david at
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