[mrtg] Re: Running MRTG as a Service on NT Server 4.0

Jeff Liebermann jeffl at comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
Thu Jul 22 00:33:23 MEST 1999

> MRTG can't run as a service.  There is an updater service that is referenced
> on the MRTG web page that will run MRTG every 5 minutes, or you can use the
> Scheduler service. 
> Ken 

Correct.  However, I don't like either the buggy NT "at" command,
the "scheduler", or the overhead of cron like programs to do
nothing more than run a one line command every 5 minutes.  What
I do is run a simple batch file:

@echo off
break on
  perl  c:\mrtg-2.8.3\run\mrtg  c:\mrtg-2.8.3\run\mrtg.cfg
  sleep 300

The task manager shows that the sleep program is not consuming
many CPU cycles.

The SLEEP.EXE program is the GNU tools version of the unix
sleep command which simply treads water (does nothing) for
300 seconds (5 minutes).

Details on how to install it for Windoze 95 are at:
Installing it on NT is similar.

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