[mrtg] Re: The Math

Fred Wunderlich fwunder at eastwindgraphics.com
Thu Aug 19 20:19:27 MEST 1999

At 13:10 -0500 8/19/99, Butch Kemper wrote:
>>No matter what I do, the math just don't work. MRTG reports (default)
>>values as kB/s although I see data moving at rates in mB/s. In other words,
>>data transfers which are observed at 4mB/s are plotted at 800 kB/s
>>(approximate values).
>You are mixing bits and bytes:  4Mb = 500KB

It's 4 Megabytes/sec not bits.

>So, 12,500,000 Bytes/second = 100,000,000 bits/second
>Read about the "Bits" parameter on the Options statement.

I have, but I guess I'm slow. Are you saying I have MaxBytes set wrong? Are
you saying that I should set Options parameter to bits (*8) and display as
mb/s when I want Megabytes/s?


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