In article , stephen wrote: :Alt - there are some MIB interface bits which give you "time since last :state change" (or there were on the IBM hubs i did this on a decade ago).
Unfortunately on at least some of Cisco's devices, the values are unusuable.
pix up 70 days 6 hours interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifLastChange.1 = Timeticks: (0) 0:00:00.00 interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifLastChange.2 = Timeticks: (2189310656) 253 days,
9:25:06.56 interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifLastChange.3 = Timeticks: (0) 0:00:00.00 interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifLastChange.4 = Timeticks: (4052812544) 469 days,
So apparently our outside interface flapped right as I was asking the question, and our inside interface hasn't been down for 400 days longer than the last reboot...
The above is from a PIX, but I have seen nonsense values on a 7206VXR as well.