[mrtg] Re: remote statistics

Duane Powers duane at uberLAN.net
Fri Jun 22 18:13:12 MEST 2001

Alex van den Bogaerdt wrote:

> 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.
> cheers,

Well, it starts to help :o)

I was thinking SNMP _was_ the way to collect remote statistics, I guess 
I just need to find a primer on snmp.


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