[mrtg] Re: Help:monitoring var

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Thu Dec 21 07:42:07 MET 2000

On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, manjunath ramaiah  wrote:

> Hi ,
> Thanks for the help .  I do not have any other mib for the interface and the
> agent does not support  mib2 also . Also the card is 1 way and it can receive
> only . So i need to graph only the receive varaible which is availble in the
> mib .
>  If i give the same oid as oid1 and oid2 then 2 gets will be made  even if i
> make
> maxbytes2 to zero .  so  still i get resource unavailabe problem right ?
> if i can make the agent fast ( avoid resource unavailbe prb) ,
> then i can give same oid as oid1 and oid2 but still i need to make maxbytes2
> zero to avoid plotting same var twice . ? MRTG does not detect that both oids
> are same
> and ignore the second one .
> So  if i need to plot only one var then ,  i have to make maxbytes2 zero and
> whatever the oid i give as oid2 does not matter . It may be same oid or
> something else . giving same oid twice has no advantage right ?

Yes, it can be something else, as it'll show as zero.  Or it can be the
same one, but you indicated that the resource has problems with the
second request.  MRTG doesn't care, as it's just going to zero out that

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