[mrtg] Re: Config File Size

Justin Shore listuser at neo.pittstate.edu
Tue Jun 18 17:23:46 MEST 2002

I tend to no break my cfgs because of size.  I break them up to 
organize them.  Some times I organize by device, building, campus, 
city, or phone exchange.  I haven't yet hit a resource limit that 
would compell me to do things differently.  Something that I do 
embrace is server side includes to eliminate repetitive HTML or text 
in my cfgs.  I use a menu-based navigation system.  Rather than put 
the source into the config for each and every target (did that once), 
I use a SSI to save resources.  You can also run mrtg as a daemon to 
cut back on the resources needed to parse those configs at each 
running.  I don't do this given my existing setup.  I suppose I could 
run multiple instances of the daemon.  Perhaps I could break things 
down further by host, network device, and other (that represent the 3 
main directories (WorkDir) of dynamic content on my stats sites) and 
run 3 daemons.  Soon I'll make the move to RRDTool in a few 
installations.  I haven't yet developed a plan for my layout then 
though.  Not generating images would be a good way to conserver 


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