Hi all. I am having an issue and quite frankly would rather not spend the entire next two days learning the entire snmp program. I am hoping someone out there has used MRTG and SNMP to make it work. I have both installed. Single server, polling itself. Question 1- does snmpd have to run as a daemon, or only run once so I can get OID and MIBs from it? Question 2- does anyone know the command in snmp to get the required OID and MIBs that MRTG needs to use? Or at least the name of it? There are a lot of poorly written man pages, but so far all of them require an MIB or OID to use the commands I have read. Question 3- since not going outside of the server, is there any security setting in some snmp config file that makes it only look on my local server and not allow others to use it or hack it? Question 4- all over the internet there are examples in MRTG using all sorts of made up names like 'crazyguy33 at servername' and things like that for the cfg file. And alsoin the snmp forum posts, but no one really talks about where this name comes from other than it is assigned to your network device or something. Any help appreciated. I will post the final solution to how to configure snmp and mrtg to work on centos5.2 when I finally figure it out so no one else has to take all week to do so!!! Whoo hoo!!!