[mrtg] Re: How many

Simon Westlake simon.westlake at bizwi.rr.com
Mon Dec 15 15:03:52 MET 2003

>What is the practiacl limit on ports, or routers that MRTG running on an
>NT box? I have 37 routers, with many ports on each.  I would like to
>monitor most if not all of them.
>I have an idea of how I would like to do it. Each on my 6 techs are
>responsible for about 6 schools. My idea is to run 7 instances of MRTG
>with an index of the servers assigned 
>to each tech, and the last one to monitor the backbone, and Groupwise.
>If it would be better, I can move it to a Linux box, which is much more
>powerfull. I just am not a Linux Guru,
>so for testing took the easy way out, and put it on an NT box.
>Any idea how others do it, would be appreciated.
>Leslie Hooe
>Telecommunications Manager
>Bay District Schools

Depends on the box and your connection. I monitor 1300+ routers on a single box. I'd just run one instance of MRTG though, and password protect directories, if you're worried about other people seeing routers they're not responsible for.

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