[mrtg] Re: MRTG on FreeBSD

Crow Lee Contr 379 ECS Lee.Crow at auab.aorcentaf.af.mil
Wed Apr 2 06:17:00 MEST 2003


Thanks for all of the great tips on this.  I really do appreciate everyone's
time and effort.

Lee Crow
Sr. LAN/WAN Administrator
ITT Systems Division
Cell: +974-556-3127
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Lee.Crow at auab.aorcentaf.af.mil

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Shaffner [mailto:jshaffner at dmisi.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 8:12 PM
To: Corey Smith
Cc: Crow Lee Contr 379 ECS; mrtg at list.ee.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [mrtg] Re: MRTG on FreeBSD

On Tuesday, Apr 1, 2003, at 09:19 America/Chicago, Corey Smith wrote:

> I run MRTG as a normal user as it does not require special privileges 
> to
> run.
> FreeBSD Mini-HOWTO!

FreeBSD Mini-Mini-HOWTO:

pw useradd mrtg -m

> At this point I make a directory structure like:
> /home/mrtg/configs # <-- this is where your configs go
> /home/mrtg/data    # <-- this is where your rrds/logs go
> /home/mrtg/htdocs  # <-- this is part of your web space
> Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

His primary question was how to run it.


You create a cronjob for the mrtg user that runs the mrtg command every 
5 minutes.  This in particular is documented in the installation guide.


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