[mrtg] Re: Network conf. changes ==> MRTG is messed up!!!

Morten S. Nielsen msn at ipt.dtu.dk
Mon Nov 15 12:22:19 MET 1999

On Mon, 15 Nov 1999, Arnellos Argyris wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> I have posted this question several times before, but I will give it one
> more shot.
> We are a very large and extended network, which changes its configuration
> EVERY day.
> We are monitoring a great number of services with MRTG, so it is very useful
> to us.
> Unfortunately, we have to reconfigure it every time we change something.
> We would like to ask if there is anything  (add-on, some private scripts),
> so that MRTG will automatically understand the change
> and be auto reconfigured!!!

How is the network changing? Is it the services on the different machines
or is it the IP adresses of the different machines or what? There's no 
problem about running multiple instances of mrtg with different config
files, such that most of the configuration is maintained. I suppose
there's no such thing as a "Do It Right Switch" in mrtg, since mrtg must
know /what/ you want to monitor and /where/. 

Mrtg must thus somehow be told the change in /what/ or the change in
/where/, in order to work properly. If it's the change in /where/ a simple
change in the /etc/hosts could do some automagic change of the machine
monitored by mrtg.

On which OS are you running mrtg?

I don't know any scripts but I'm merely a happy contributor to OSS and not
a mrtg expert...

Servicepack SR12 for NT. Available at www.linux.org

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