Configuring the SNMP Server Encoding Scheme of the ifDescr and ifName Objects

You can control how the router encodes the ifDescr and ifName objects in the SNMP agent’s interface table and in the bulkstats application. There are two choices of encoding schemes: an E Series router proprietary method and a conventional industry method.

For example a PPP interface configured on top of an ATM interfaces is:

You can use the snmp-server interfaces description-format command to set the encoding scheme of the ifDescr and ifName objects. This command uses one of the following keywords:

To set the encoding scheme of the ifDescr and ifName objects:

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