[mrtg] First install, having some config troubles

Scott Haneda lists at newgeo.com
Thu Mar 18 23:26:22 MET 2004

Be gentle on me, this was the first time I ever have built and compiled
anything :-)

OS X 10.3.3 with LinkSys 8 port router/switch

After building up MRTG and getting it running, I now have a page that has
some very nice reporting on it.

My first area of confusion is in use of the indexmaker tool, I ran it and it
made a index page, is this something I only need to do once, it does seem
this page is updated every 5 minutes when I tell cron to update the
/usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/mrtg /Library/WebServer/mrtg/cfg/  The
part that is confusing to me is that this page is in fact updated with new
data to it, yes I never ever run indexmaker ever again.

I have 2 images on the main page I load, they are sitting horizontally,
seeing as how I will never add any more reports to this page, can I get them
to be stacked vertically?

Somehow, MRTG seems to have polled my router and set the Max Speed to 10.0
 First, how did it do this?
 Second, why in the cfg file is MaxBytes[]: 1250000 set to
 that value, how does this translate to 10.0 Mbit/s?
 Third, is that even accurate, this is a 10/100 switch?

Finally, I have a comcast internet connection, so I think it would be better
suited to set the outside connection to 3.0Mbits/s since that is the lines
max capacity, the inside connection should be set to 100Mbits/s ?

My reports say 
Traffic Analysis for 1 -- none
Traffic Analysis for 2 -- none

What do other reports generally say in this line and how can I get mine to
be filled in with something nicer to read?  I also have System:
none in - as well, and wonder what that should be set to.

What will I need to do if Comcast renews my DHCP IP, will this break?


Scott Haneda                                Tel: 415.898.2602
http://www.newgeo.com                       Fax: 313.557.5052
scott at newgeo.com                            Novato, CA U.S.A.

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