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What Happens When 20 Programs Poll The Network?

Packetpushers show 198 was a great episode about Network Automation. At one point, Greg asks: “What happens when you’ve got 20 apps polling one device?” Well, you might hit the same problem I did:

I have some Python scripts that poll performance and configuration data from a couple of ASR9Ks, and I was getting some gaps in […]

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HPN Script Repository on GitHub

Dobias van Ingen is working to get an HP Networking scripting community together. This is to take advantage of various HPN scripting capabilities, such as: Comware 7 provides support for Python and TCL Comware 7 also provides support for NETCONF IMC provides extensive eAPI support HP VAN SDN controller provides API support There is now […]

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Using Paramiko/Python with FortiMail

Fortinet makes an email security/anti-spam appliance called FortiMail. I wanted to collect spam and virus statistics from it, to integrate with our Network Monitoring Systems. Unfortunately the data is not exposed via SNMP or API, so I had to resort to some ugly code to get it working. Here’s what I did: CLI – ‘diagnose statistics get total’ The only way […]

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