[mrtg] Re: query

alex at ergens.op.Het.Net alex at ergens.op.Het.Net
Thu Mar 30 08:31:22 MEST 2000

Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
>     The values collected are in the form of:
> 27579                <-- total hits since last restart
> 127039               <-- total kBytes transferred since last restart
> a while
> the core webserver
>     What I want to track is the amount of hits and bytes transferred
> over each 5 minutes interval, but I'm unsure as to set MRTG's Options to
> gauge, or absolute, or nothing at all.  Knowing that at times there may

These are pretty normal counters --> do not use gauge nor absolute

> not be any hits at all, nor any bytes transferred (actually, that's not
> 100% true since the data collector has to hit the server to get the
> statistics from it).

This shouldn't be a problem.  This may happen to routers too.

It does matter if the counter is too slow.  If the normal increase
is below 1 per second (so: 300 hits per 5 minutes), mrtg won't
display anything.  In that case you should use "perminute" or even

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