Basically what i want to do is to find out what is the mac address of a device plugged in to an interface on the switch (FastEthernet0/1 for example)
reading through the switch documentaion i found out that i can configure snmp trap on it to make it notify of any new mac address the switch detects by using the command
snmp-server enable traps mac-notifiction
but for some reason my switch does not support this feature. the only options i see are
CORE_SWITCH(config)#snmp-server enable traps ? c2900 Enable SNMP c2900 traps cluster Enable Cluster traps config Enable SNMP config traps entity Enable SNMP entity traps hsrp Enable SNMP HSRP traps snmp Enable SNMP traps vlan-membership Enable VLAN Membership traps vtp Enable SNMP VTP traps <cr>
so the other way would be for me to run a cronjon on my gateway to poll the switch periodically using snmp to get new mac addresses
i have looked everywhere but cant seem to find the OID that would provide me this information.
any help i can get would me very much appreciated !
here's the output from "show version" on my switch
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software IOS (tm) C2900XL Software (C2900XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5.4)WC(1), MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE Copyright (c) 1986-2001 by cisco Systems, Inc. Compiled Tue 10-Jul-01 11:52 by devgoyal Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00333CD8 ROM: Bootstrap program is C2900XL boot loader CORE_SWITCH uptime is 1 hour, 24 minutes System returned to ROM by power-on System image file is "flash:c2900XL-c3h2s-mz.120-5.4.WC.1.bin" cisco WS-C2912-XL (PowerPC403GA) processor (revision 0x11) with 8192K/1024K bytes of memory. Processor board ID FAB0409X1WS, with hardware revision 0x01 Last reset from power-on Processor is running Enterprise Edition Software Cluster command switch capable Cluster member switch capable 12 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s) 32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory. Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:01:42:D0:67:00 Motherboard assembly number: 73-3397-08 Power supply part number: 34-0834-01 Motherboard serial number: FAB040843G4 Power supply serial number: DAB05030HR8 Model revision number: A0 Motherboard revision number: C0 Model number: WS-C2912-XL-EN System serial number: FAB0409X1WS Configuration register is 0xF