[mrtg] Re: Alter MRTG Input/Output graph method

Thomas Brian Granier BrianG at zebec.net
Thu May 4 00:53:49 MEST 2000

>> what I'm really trying to get at is seeing when my WAN links are
>> over their CIR and when they are nearing their capacity... 
>Using RRDtool and investing some time because you need to write your
>own scripts, you should be able to display input and output separately,
>on a three-coloured background where green is 0-80% of your CIR, yellow
>is 80-100% and red means above CIR.  It doesn't need to be this fancy
>but if you want to do it this way, you can.
>Other way of representing it:  white on a green background for the CIR,
>red area on a white background for above-CIR rates.  Just some

Thanks for the suggestion. However, what I'm trying for is not to graph
them separately, but instead to graph them in aggregate. Your input and
output could both be under your CIR, but together they might exceed it.
That's what I'm interested in seeing.

>> I've seen this RRDtool thing everywhere in the docs but I've never
>> of it. My presumption is that its because I've lived in a Microsoft
>> world for so long out of necessity that I've just never run across
>> I'm running MRTG on an NT machine... What is the RRD tool and does it
>> work with NT?
>I think there is an NT distribution available.
>See http://ee-staff.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/rrdtool/

Thanks, I'll check it out.

T. Brian Granier - WAN Engineer
Zebec Data Systems

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