[mrtg] Re: MRTG being "chatty"?

Patrick De Muynck patrick at dreamtech.gr
Thu Aug 8 16:07:37 MEST 2002

You can use OverTime from www.netic.com.au as an alternative.
It allows you to gather the SNMP data from OpenView,
whereas the WEB graphing is very similar to MRTG
(note that it uses RRDtool for storing the data).

Since you are actually using the snmpCollect from
OpenView, your implementation will be just as "chatty".
as snmpCollect is (somehow less chatty than MRTG
because snmpCollect uses GETBULK to deal with multiple
interfaces in a single SNMP request).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kerry Cox [mailto:kerry.cox at ksl.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 4:47 PM
> To: MRTG Mailing List
> Subject: [mrtg] MRTG being "chatty"?
> However, this entity has some reservations regarding our use 
> of MRTG and
> states that it is too "chatty" for them. They recommend our using
> something else. Just not MRTG.
> My question is, is there some validity to this claim? Is MRTG less
> "chatty" or less promiscuous in network use than some other network
> monitoring product? They want us to only use HP OpenView, 
> though having
> never used it I am baffled that they would want something 
> like that over
> a free, Open Source solution. Also, I do not see how the two have
> anything in common.

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