[mrtg] Re: Using MRTG for Co-Lo billing.

John Gorkos jgorkos at wildcatwireless.net
Thu Aug 11 17:43:24 MEST 2005

I know.  Other than kernel version and maybe hw type, there's not much 
anyone's going to get from the post.  I've been hacked once in three years, 
and it was a known proftpd hole that I was ignoring.  No-one is going to 
waste a zero-day exploit on my itty-bitty server, and I pray at the bugtraq 
temple, so I think I'm about as OK as anyone else out there.  Face it, if you 
want secure, unplug it..

That doesn't mean I'm trying to challenge anyone to bang on my server.  I'm 
already arguing with my provider about b/w usage, let's not exacerbate 

Thanks for the concern, though.  Back on the subject, there's been some 
speculation that this is a bit/byte conversion math issue and nothing more.  
I need to re-run the numbers, but I'm not sure that's what it is.

Does MRTG annotate roll-overs in the .log file in any way, or is it only 
storing delta and calculated delta (in the case of roll-over)?  Being lazy, I 
don't use the rrdtool datastore for these particular graphs.  Can I just do 
something similar to an "rrdtool dump" on the log file and mathematically 
reconstruct usage over the last 30 days?

John Gorkos

On Thursday 11 August 2005 10:33 am, you wrote:
> (BTW, for you security geeks, I know I've presented all kinds of private,
> internal, use-it-to-0wn-me data, but I have faith that ya'll will use this
> info for the forces of good.)
> John,
> Sure, all of the MRTG faithful will use it for good, but you realize that
> this post will show up on Google shortly, available to the unwashed masses,
> in full view of nefarious individuals with less than noble intent?
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=John+Gorkos
> Joseph Pierini, CISSP | Mgr. of Security Eng & Compliance
> MarketLive, Inc.
> 625 Second St
> Petaluma, CA 94952
> Phn: 707-773-3434
> Mbl: 707-758-6573
> Joseph.Pierini at MarketLive.com

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