[mrtg] Re: MRTG methodology

Roth, Gabrielle gabrielle.roth at xo.com
Fri Sep 28 16:42:22 MEST 2001

>as to the 2nd question, if you clear the counters then that 
>will certainly drive the
>curve down just as a rollover within the sample interval would.

Depends on the device (see my original reply).

>btw 5 minutes is an awful lot of polling.

Not really.  Most nms apps use a 5-minute polling period, it seems to be the
industry standard.  What if you are polling one of the 5-minute variables
(eg avgBusy5 on a Cisco) every 10 minutes?  You're not getting as accurate
data as you could be.

"Five out of four people have a problem with math."

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