[mrtg] Re: Template files

Roth, Gabrielle gabrielle.roth at xo.com
Fri Jan 18 19:54:28 MET 2002

> I have MRTG up and running on a BSD box.  Graphing traffic.  
> I want to start
> making config files for graphing errors.  This will take a 
> long time.  I
> have looked around for instructions for using template files. 

The instructions for template files can be found in the cfgmaker manual.
http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/cfgmaker.html#details on
templates (hope that comes through formatted correctly.)

You don't replace the variables, you use them to specify to cfgmaker what
you want to put in the variables' place, eg $ifindex will be the ifIndex
value for that target, $router_name will be the host name of the box you're
polling.  I found it pretty easy to figure out what each variable does just
by dinking around with the template, plus there are example templates at the
bottom of the page.  

To use a template, you just use the --if-template=[name of your template
file], as it says in the cfgmaker help.

Note that this option is labeled (Experimental, under development, might

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