[mrtg] Re: arithmetic in mrtg?

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Sun Apr 13 14:13:10 MEST 2003

On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 11:09:20PM -0700, paul beard wrote:
> I've been hunting around for some way to take values from mrtg's snmpgets and multiply them by a value (in my case, 4) and nothing I have found seems to work. 
> [/usr/local/etc/mrtg]# snmpget -Ov -cpaulbeard.org pink hrStorageUsed.6 
> INTEGER: 5658
> Target[pink-scratch]:hrStorageUsed.6&hrStorageSize.6:paulbeard.org at pink works fine, but it's not what I want. I would like either to divide one by the other or to multiply both by 4 (for some reason the results are coming back at 1/4 the real size). 

Target[name]:<whitespace>OID1&OID2:string at host<whitespace>*<whitespace>4

> For one thing, if I just try one value, I get an error. 

Always two.  Not one, not three.  FAQ.

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