[mrtg] problem with swapped values after dial up ip change

Jens Hansen mailinglists at eminenz.ath.cx
Thu Dec 11 17:58:37 MET 2003

i am monitoring my ppp0-device, dsl-line. when my line gets disconnected
(24hrs, new ip) the following happens:

- it does not track upload speed anymore
- the value for download (what is real being downloaded) is now shown as

so basically the values get swapped. i dont know what to do against it. i
restarted snmpd but this doesnt help. here is a image which shows the
behaviour after 2h in the morning. iptraf -d ppp0 shows correct values. 


what can i try?

suse 9.0


Target[localhost_5]: 5:public at localhost:
SetEnv[localhost_5]: MRTG_INT_IP="xxx.xx.xxx.xx" MRTG_INT_DESCR="ppp0"
MaxBytes[localhost_5]: 256000
Title[localhost_5]: ppp0 dsl hansenet 192/2000
PageTop[localhost_5]: <H1>ppp0 dsl hansenet 192/2000</H1>
   <TR><TD>System:</TD>     <TD>wurstbude in Right here, right
   <TR><TD>Maintainer:</TD> <TD>Me &lt;me at somewhere.org&gt;</TD></TR>
   <TR><TD>Description:</TD><TD>ppp0  </TD></TR>
   <TR><TD>ifType:</TD>     <TD>ppp (23)</TD></TR>
   <TR><TD>ifName:</TD>     <TD></TD></TR>
   <TR><TD>Max Speed:</TD>  <TD>256000 Bytes/s</TD></TR>
   <TR><TD>Ip:</TD>         <TD>xxx.xx.xxx.xx

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