[mrtg] Re: Problem running mailstats {Scanned}

PAUL WILLIAMSON pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Wed Feb 16 04:45:12 MET 2005

>>> <wppiphoto at wppi.com> 2/15/2005 10:29:00 PM >>>
>Hi folks,
>I've setup and configured mailstats on my local system 
>which I want to get sendmail statistics for. The problem 
>I'm running into is as follows:
># mrtg /etc/mrtg/mailstats.cfg


>WARNING: Problem with Externale get '/usr/sbin/mailstats':
>Expected a Number for 'out' but got ' M msgsfr bytes_from msgsto

<more snip>

>Here is what I have in my /etc/mrtg/mailstats.cfg:

<even more snip>

>And if I run /usr/sbin/mailstats from the command line, I get the
># /usr/sbin/mailstats
>Statistics from Sun Dec 19 16:03:20 2004
>M msgsfr bytes_from msgsto bytes_to msgsrej msgsdis Mailer
>4 12 265K 315 1231K 0 0 esmtp
>9 345 1287K 9 67K 0 0 local
>T 357 1552K 324 1298K 0 0
>C 316 236 0
>Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Also, does the output of
>which shows "Statistics from Sun Dec 19" mean that is the last
>report or is it from since Dec 19, 2004 till today 2/15/05?

Yeah, um, that isn't even close to what MRTG needs for it's input.
You need to have the following:


The 3rd and 4th lines aren't necessary, you can just output 
blanks or other information.


Look for "External Monitoring Scripts".


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