[mrtg] Re: Sendmail Monitoring

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.HET.NET
Fri Jul 26 01:26:10 MEST 2002

Yannis Nikolopoulos wrote:

> no, it's not an increasing counter. The text file that holds the output of
> "pgrep sendmail | wc -l"  is overwritten every 5 mins,
> therefore the curent number of sendmail processes is fed to MRTG, therefore,
> it IS a gauge.

yes, you're right.  I misread the message and parsed it somehow as
counting lines from a logfile.

Indeed, you are producing a gauge.


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