Similar to Removed the description in the random equipment interface, it seems that polling now replaces port descriptions set in the UI, as long as the value seems different.
I have a network device (Huawei SmartAx MA5603T) where I cannot set port description on the GPON ports, so I’ve set a name in the UI.
It was always the case that from time to time the description would be overwritten, but it was rare. Now it seems that after every poll the descriptions are overwritten.
In this example, I’ve changed the interface “GPON 0/0/0” to have an ifAlias to “ManualTestDescription” and ran a debug poller.php
Port GPON 0/0/0: Huawei-MA5600-V800R017-GPON_UNI (4194304000 / #127069) ifHCInOctets ifHCOutOctets ifHCInUcastPkts ifHCOutUcastPkts ifHCInBroadcastPkts ifHCOutBroadcastPkts ifHCInMulticastPkts ifHCOutMulticastPkts ifHighSpeed (2488) VLAN = ? ifAlias overriden by user SQL[insert into `eventlog` (`reference`, `type`, `datetime`, `severity`, `message`, `username`, `device_id`) values (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?) [127069,"interface","2023-08-23 03:26:30",4,"ifAlias: ManualTestDescription -> NULL","",85] 7.43ms] ifAlias: ManualTestDescription -> NULL