[mrtg] Re: Dynamic IP

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.HET.NET
Tue May 21 00:50:01 MEST 2002

Mike McCandless wrote:

> I am running MRTG on a 'nix box.  The IP address is assigned
> dynamically.  While the IP address doesn't change very often, it does
> change every other week or so.  Do I need to do anything to MRTG, e.g.
> re-build a config file, when the IP changes?

This depends.

If you told MRTG to query the box with IP address a.b.c.d and this
address changes then yes, you need to modify your config file.  If
you don't do that, you'd be monitoring another box that happened to
get your previous address (and this will probably fail).

If you're running MRTG on the box being monitored I think it makes
sense to use the localhost address which won't change.

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