[mrtg] Re: How much the result I got with MRTG is correct and howcan I verify them?

Daniel J McDonald dmcdonald at digicontech.com
Fri Dec 1 19:53:33 MET 2000

Cisco's "bits per second" number is an exponentially weighted average that
is biased towards current activity.  MRTG is reading the total bits moved
and dividing by 300.

in other words, they are completely different measures.

> -----Original Message-----
> Well, I have configured MRTG on two different W2K servers and
> I get the
> similar results. I am monitoring our router.
> On my graph I read the following results:
> Current  In: Current  In: 49.7 kbit/s  Current  Out: 3522.0 bit/s
> But on my router with following command (CISCO router):
> show interfaces FastEthernet2/0 I received:
> 5 minute input rate 23000 bits/sec, 26 packets/sec
> 5 minute output rate 86000 bits/sec, 30 packets/sec
> How do I need to interpret these different results?

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