[mrtg] Re: One line in mrtg with OID

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Thu Nov 11 11:36:15 MET 1999

Russel Lampe wrote:
> I am new in using MRTG. I want to show just one line in the graph. But when
> I want to use the full OID I have to specify two OID's. Why is that?
This is for historical reasons.  MRTG was originally a script that did
router input and output.  You can read about this on the web site.

It is possible to show just one line; but you still have to monitor two
OIDs.  You can read about this in the documentation, also available on
the web site.

You should also have a local copy of most (if not all) files on that


If you're new, you may want to start with rrdtool instead.  This is the
back end for mrtg v3 (mrtg v3 not yet available AFAIK) and can be used
by writing your own front end scripts, or by selecting one of the other
front ends.  Replace mrtg with rrdtool in above URI.

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