[mrtg] Re: Problem with duplicate target names?

Daniel J McDonald dmcdonald at digicontech.com
Tue May 15 16:20:36 MEST 2001

From: Patrick Bartkus
>>From: Robert Butler
>>I can't
>>have a target named GigabitEthernet2 on two different devices
>>simultaneously.  I can run the configs through mrtg one-by-one, but as
>>soon as the devices are included into the same high-level config file,
>>mrtg stumbles and does no work.

>One option would be to have devices in seperate directories. Use the
>Directory: operative on each target to have the log/rrd files in
>different places. I think this would solve your problem.

Alas, no.  MRTG internally uses the target name as a primary key to a hash
that controls most everything.  Targets must be unique within a running MRTG

Daniel J McDonald - CCIE 2495, CNX
Principal Network Specialist
Digicon Technologies
dmcdonald at digicontech.com

Digicon - A Cisco Systems Partner, Silver Certified.

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