[mrtg] Timeout

Omar Abas abas at tig.com.au
Thu May 3 21:58:00 MEST 2001


I have a problem whereby when a router/swtich goes down the rest of the mrtg cfg files in my include file wont get polled. Details below.

I found this in the MRTG Reference documnetation

There is a retry option and timeout option plus many more. I was thinking about using both timeout and retries in my include files. Will this alleviate my problem? 

also what does the backoff function do in snmpoptions?


My MRTG/RRDtool/14all.cgi setup works fine on my RH 7.1 (2.4) box, however if a
switch or router goes down, MRTG will keep polling the device. By doing this it
stops the other devices from being polled.


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include: router1.cfg
include: router2.cfg
include: router3.cfg
include: routerX.cfg

If for some reason router 2 dies, router 3-X wont get polled!

Is there a workaround to this?

Thanks in advance


Red Hat Linux 7.1 (2.4 Kernel)
RRD Tool 1.0.33
MRTG 2.9.12
Apache 1.3


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