[mrtg] Re: using max bytes creates percent error?

Peter Glanville peter_glanville at cuk.canon.co.uk
Fri Oct 7 16:08:02 MEST 2005

> Maybe I am thinking of this the wrong way but I have setup some unscaled 
graphs in MRTG using:
> MaxBytes:1000000000
> So that I can get a picture of how much of the pipe we are filling up on 
our 100mega bit switch. 
> I get a good graph, showing that I am filling about half, 53.2Mb/s but 
then the percentage behind the Max is (6.7%)  Where is that number coming 
from?  Shouldn't it be 53%?  Is there some additional setting I need to 
change or am I just not reading it right?
8 bits = 1 Byte
100Megabits = 12,500,000 Bytes
Adjust MaxBytes accordingly.
You may want the Option "bits" too


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