[mrtg] Re: Combined metrics

Peter Glanville peter_glanville at cuk.canon.co.uk
Thu May 8 10:20:43 MEST 2003

>>Is there a way to create and additional statistic or graph
>>that shows the combined traffic (in and out)of an interface?
>> Allon Bendavid
>you can do what you want with MRTG it is easy, see the docs.

OK, I know this question was asked a couple of days ago, and the answer was
RTFM on that occasion as well.
I have re-read the manual and I cannot see where it mentions totalling in a
simple manner for newbies (which this user explained he is).
Surely it would be more helpful to point him at the right part of the

I know that one solution is to do target plus itself (reversed) with the
NoI option
Target[total]: 1:public at + -1:public at
But how is a newbie supposed to figure that out?

Let's be helpful, even if it is tiring. Or get Alex to add it to the FAQ.


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