[mrtg] Re: rrd and mrtg

Taymour A. El Erian taymour.elerian at tedata.net
Mon Sep 16 13:28:11 MEST 2002

but this is a troublesome operation, especially when you have a large 
no. of customers

McDonald, Dan wrote:

>create dummy config files that have just that customer's interfaces.  Make a
>copy of the 14all script in a separate directory and edit to include only
>the special dummy config.  Access protect the directories as before, but
>also allow cgi.
>Daniel J McDonald, CCIE #2495, CNX
>Lan/Wan Integrator
>Austin Energy
>dan.mcdonald at austinenergy.com
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Taymour A. El Erian [mailto:taymour.elerian at tedata.net]
>Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 4:38 AM
>To: mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch
>Subject: [mrtg] rrd and mrtg
>    We are an ISP and we were using MRTG to provide graphs for our 
>leased line customers, what we did is create a separate directory on our 
>web server for each customer and create symbolic links to his files 
>(html, png) and we require a username and password from him to view the 
>As our no. of customers increased this method is no more efficient since 
>MRTG graphs all the targets (which take a lot of cpu time and a lot of 
>disc space) so we thought about using RRD, but the problem is how are we 
>going to generate the html and pngs for our customers when they log in 
>with there username/passowrd with something like 14all.cgi or its clones 
>and at the same time denying others from accessing other graphs.

Taymour A El Erian
System Division Manager
T.E. Data
E-mail: taymour.elerian at tedata.net
Web: 	www.tedata.net
Tel:    +(202)-7494025
Ext:    1101

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