[mrtg] Re: Total bandwidth usage and My BIG problem

Chris Josephes cjoseph at mr.net
Thu Oct 28 14:41:37 MEST 1999

On Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Frank Keeney wrote:

> On another note. I was just called by my Co-location ISP (to remain
> anonymous for now) they told me I have used 9.1 gigs of bandwidth this
> month(!) and they are going to charge me up the wazoo. All for three lightly
> used domains. My analog reports show less than 5 gigs of outbound transfer
> total for the last six months. Needless to say we have a big dispute.
> They claim to be using MRTG to calculate my utilization by multiplying the
> averages and coming up with my total two way transfer amount. I don't think
> there is any way that this could be accurate at all. They've told me that
> they are going to send me their formula for this calculation, I can't wait.

If they're using MRTG, they should be able to show you the graphs it's
producing.  If not, then you could try MRTG monitoring of your own
connection in the future.

> I've used MRTG for several years. I never thought it could be an accurate
> tool for this purpose. Who is right?

I've heard yes and no on this.  Not sure what to think myself.

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