[mrtg] Re: remote statistics

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Fri Jun 22 18:05:16 MEST 2001

Duane Powers wrote:

> What I'd like to do, is gather mail stats, dns stats and similar, 
> (logged in users, cpu utilization, hard drive space).  I've found 
> scripts that do this, but after running them for awhile, it appears I'm
> actually reporting on the local box (mrtg_server) not the remote host 
> (mail_server), the graphs are identical, though the numbers may not be. 

It is rather simple.  MRTG does not generate statistics, it just collects
them.  If you can run a script and this script generates statistics from
a remote location then you can monitor that remote location.  If the
script works on the local host and on the local host alone, you don't
get statistics from a remote computer.

The rule of the thumb is:
First make sure you can get the numbers (using SNMP or otherwise). Only
then start even thinking about MRTG.

I hope this generic answer will do.

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