[mrtg] Re: Calculate the link traffic

Daniel J McDonald dmcdonald at digicontech.com
Fri Oct 26 17:41:59 MEST 2001

>If I want to calculate the maximun traffic of the link in order to compare
>to the rented bandwidth (in my case 64 Kbps), I ask you: Do I have to add
>the both values and then apply the formula * 8 bits / 1024 in order to
>obtain the result in Kbps or do I have to just take the Max In or Max Out
>value ????

What you should do is set up the router with a bandwidth 64 statement - that
will change your maxbytes from 193000 to 8000.

Then, so the numbers look more like you expect, add options[whatever the
target is]:bits to your mrtg config.

64K is 64000.  The 1024K is only for memory, not data...

Daniel J McDonald, CCIE 2495, CNX
Principal Network Specialist
Digicon Technologies

Digicon, a Cisco Partner, Silver Certified.

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