[mrtg] Re: used/max connections on Cisco PIX 515

Daniel J McDonald dmcdonald at digicontech.com
Thu Apr 12 19:36:33 MEST 2001

Cliff Fogle
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 1:27 PM
> To: Mrtg List (E-mail)
> Subject: [mrtg] used/max connections on Cisco PIX 515
> Options[hostname_conn]: gauge, growright, nopercent, integer, absolute

A graph can't have both options[foo]: gauge and options[foo]: absolute.  get
rid of the absolute and it should do better.

Gauge means the value is a number that can go up and down, that is a current
enumeration of something (like 25 cars still on the track at Indy, and 1's
pulling out of the pits so I'll return 26...).  absolute means that it
returns a count of some event starting from the last read until now (150
cars passed me in the past 5 minutes from my seat at Indianapolis Speedway.
Ok, let's start counting again - there's 1...)  Absolute is fairly rare for
snmp based queries - the DS1/DS3 mibs are a couple of the few exceptions
that comes to mind, and MRTG doesn't deal with them very well...

Daniel J McDonald - CCIE 2495, CNX
Principal Network Specialist
Digicon Technologies
dmcdonald at digicontech.com

Digicon - A Cisco Systems Partner, Silver Certified.

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