RE: [nv-l] $A Attribute

2004-05-10 14:27:37
Subject: RE: [nv-l] $A Attribute
From: "Bursik, Scott {PBSG}" <Scott.Bursik AT pbsg DOT com>
To: "'nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com'" <nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 13:02:22 -0500

I found this in the documentation:


$A Display the trap agent-addr using gethostbyaddr as a string…………


Is there a set variable for the address before gethostbyaddr is used? I know that some vendors supply the host address as one of the trap variables, but I am looking to send some of my traps to a more generic way of process events, and not on a per event level.




I have traps from several vendors that will send $A, $G, $S, $e and $* to a script that does some more processing before sending to TEC. This way all of my traps are set to do the same thing. I need the IP address for each node so I can run them through a name normalization process that we have that takes the Tivoli Endpoint name if available and assigns that to the host name field for event correlation in TEC. This name normalization process is keyed off of the IP address.


Hope this makes sense.



Scott Bursik

Enterprise Systems Management

PepsiCo Business Solutions Group

(972) 963-1400

scott.bursik AT pbsg DOT com

From: James Shanks [mailto:jshanks AT us.ibm DOT com]
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 11:58 AM
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Subject: Re: [nv-l] $A Attribute


For the origin IP address included in all SNMP V1 traps.  It's a required field per the RFCs.

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and Windows
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

"Bursik, Scott {PBSG}" <Scott.Bursik AT pbsg DOT com>
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05/10/2004 12:42 PM

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[nv-l] $A Attribute




AIX 4.3.3 NetView 7.1.3

How is the $A attribute derived for trap attributes?


Scott Bursik

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