[mrtg] Re: 32 versus 64 bit counters

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Sat Sep 14 14:26:38 MEST 2002

On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 07:00:34PM -0700, Charles Milhans wrote:
> Is there much difference in capturing performance data with MRTG using 32
> bit compared to 64 bit counters?  I found two different MIB definitions for
> performance data on the same port but one definition is specified in 32 bit
> counters and the other is in 64 bit counters.

The main difference is that 32 bit counters are widely
available whereas the 64 bit counters aren't, and if
they are available they aren't always reliable.

If possible, use the 64 bit counters but make sure they
are available AND reliable.


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