[mrtg] Re: graph that grows

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl
Thu May 3 15:54:49 MEST 2001

Stuart Clark wrote:

> I am running MRTG on ipchains and measuring traffic.
> I perform a ipchains -Z to clear the accounting data every month.

So this means your counters keep increasing until the end of the month,
at which time you reset them.  Correct?

> At the moment it is all running well but it prints the difference between
> old value and new.

That's the normal behaviour, except that the amount is also divided by
the number of seconds lapsed.  See the faq site for an explanation.

> So I want mrtg to plot the exact value (and not compare old with new) so i
> can work out how many bytes goes through that link per month.

That would be possible if you use the GAUGE option.  Please look that
up in the docs and give it a try.

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