[mrtg] mrtg traffic thru the switch?

Monty Swiryn monty at cuesta.com
Thu Jan 29 21:25:23 MET 2004

I am trying to get a strict definition about exactly what mrtg measures.

Here's the question:

Does MRTG measure all traffic that simply hits the "IN" (or "OUT") side of 
a switch,
OR, does it actually measure traffic that goes THROUGH the switch?

In other words, does mrtg know the difference between (a) traffic that hits 
one of the switch interfaces and goes thru to the other interface, and (b) 
traffic that hits one of the switch interfaces and does not go thru to the 
other interface?

Many thanks,

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