[mrtg] Re: mrtg weirdness

Larry Sheldon lsheldon at creighton.edu
Sat Mar 24 20:25:26 MET 2001

> > The position of the MRTG station is irrelevant.  (In the case of much
> > of the stuff I report upon, the MRTG station isn't even on the network
> > for which the reports are made and "in" and "out" with respect to the
> > MRTG station is beyond irrelevant apporoaching "undefined".
> > 
> > (Looks like it to me--and to me it makes perfect sense--to show anything
> > else would drive me nuts.)
> ok now that you mention it thats right..i just have to get used to that
> im looking at stats of the port on the switch not the port on the
> machine hooked to that port.
> thanks for clearin it up

You are welcome.

The docs do show a way of reversing the "polarity" of the data reported
at each I/F and I tried it early on (at the time, the MRTG station and I
were both in the middle of things) but it gave me a variety of virtigo
trying to keep it straight, and when the MRTG station moved out of the
center of things in one direction and I moved out of the center in another
direction it really got bad--so I now have things set to the values that
Nature meant them to be--the "pen recorder" metaphor (the MRTG graphs) grow
from left to right, the Ins and Outs match the lables on each box, and
so on, and Life Is Good.
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