[mrtg] Logfile Question

Barry_Young at interliant.com Barry_Young at interliant.com
Thu Nov 28 18:53:04 MET 2002

We will be using MRTG to track customer bandwidth usage and therefore need
to be fairly precise in our understanding of the data that is logged.

I have read the docs but cannot apply it to the results that I am seeing in
the logfile.  As I understand it, cols 2 & 3 are the inbound/outbound
traffic averages seen between polls.  Cols 4 & 5 are then the maximum
averages seen between the intervals.

So if we are polling every 5 minutes (as shown by the increasing time value
in the log file. eg. 300 second increments) and these are recently "daily"
polled details therefore still being averaged over 5 minutes, how can there
be so much variance between columns 2&4 and 3&5.  In some instances over
twice as much traffic is detected.

1038501000 237 636 298 869
1038500700 231 1020 298 1080
1038500400 139 450 205 1080
1038500100 93 88 114 201

Thanks in advance for any advice...

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