[mrtg] Re: wrap redux

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Mon May 29 16:38:51 MEST 2000

> It is completely legal to call MRTG more often than once per 5 minutes
> without changing anything in the config file.

if one runs it as a daemon, one can not set 'interval' below 5.  as i worry
about having it 'lap' itself, i much prefer the daemon mode to multiple

> If you would call MRTG each minute, the counter wrapping occurs at a
> rate of ((2**32)/60)*8 == 572662304 bps

i think i can get a book to see how to do basic arithmetic.  but thanks for
your repeated efforts.  :-)

> Warning: MRTG is pretty demanding on your OS.  RRDtool will process the
> counter much more efficient.

yup.  as i am just using this for triage, i am only looking at a few
circuits.  so loading has not become an issue.


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