[mrtg] Re: Monitoring Web Site Value with MRTG [X-Post]

Paul C. Williamson pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Wed Jun 20 15:04:25 MEST 2001


I want to do the same thing, except I have 3 values I need to read in.  I don't need https support, but I figured I could use lynx since I'm on linux.  I'm working on a script to do this, but it may be a while before it is actually working.  

Does anyone else have something out there to do this already?


>>> "Rab" <rab at hisplace.net> 06/19/01 06:13PM >>>


I actually just want to make a graph of a daily-posted value on a web site.
This figure (between 0 and 10) represents our usage over the 14 days
previous, relative to the userbase.  As such, there is no MB figure
associated with it that remains constant.

Currently - really for my own reference (as I have done for the past few
months) I manually log onto the site, note the number then enter it into a
spreadsheet which has a graph already setup.  As you can image this is quite
time consuming and is often forgot.

I have come across a script which will do this overnight, however it does
seem to have some problems with HTTPS sites:

    C:\MRTG-2.9.17\bin>perl mrtg test.cfg
     LWP lacks https support.
     WARNING: Could not get any data from external command
     Maybe the external command did not even start. (No such file or

Thanks again for any more assistance anyone can offer, I am running MRTG
under NT4.

rab at hisplace.net 
ICQ # 12229702

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