[mrtg] Re: how does mrtg work ?
jain at sirius.pc.cis.udel.edu
Thu Nov 22 19:40:02 MET 2001
Thanks for the info. However, I was interested in obtaining
the names (OIDs) of the MIB objects that MRTG queries to
produce the graph.
For obtaining the info about the interface, I understand that
mrtg ueries the ifDescr , ifSpeed variables in the Interfaces group.
ifSepeed gives the max speed of the interface.
But the mrtg graph ( several that I have looked at ) show that many a
times , the inbound or outbound traffic in the last 5 min was more than
the max speed of the interface.
How do you explain this ?
I read the faq and the documentation, and couldnt find answer to this
question in them.
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On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Lars [iso-8859-1] Holmström wrote:
> I believe all what you asked for is in the documentation, and maybe in the
> frequently asked questions and/or the FAQ ? Please look further at the bottom of
> all mails sent out by this maillistagent.
> My understanding is that;
> The descriptional information about an interface is retrieved by cfgmaker and is
> by that mean static.
> The SNMP counters MRTG defaults to is the counters for inbound and outbound bytes,
> which means that if you do not spcifically specify an OID in your Target, this is
> what MRTG will retrieve.
> Manish Jain wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I just know that MRTG uses SNMP to query the mib variables from the
> > network devices. I am not clear about exactly what varibales does it query
> > and how does it plot the graph .
> > Also, is the description of the interface just above these graphs queried
> > from the network device or is it a static value in the webpage ?
> > The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers after the problems are
> > solved.
> > -Gay Talese
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