[mrtg] If[In|Out]Octets seems to return bits intead of bytes

Ionel GARDAIS ionel.gardais at geomath.fr
Thu Sep 1 08:16:12 MEST 2005

Hi all,

I am using MRTG to graph traffic on a Foundry chassis.
Links act at 1Gb FD.

When I retrieve the ifInOctets and ifOutOctets of one port, graphed 
traffic does not exceed 13MB/s.
I have to multiply the retrieved values by 8 to get a somewhat realistic 

My question is : ifInOctets and ifOutOctets should be bytes counters so 
why do I need to multiply these values by 8 ?
(note : I tested the link with data transfert, it really act as a 1Gb 
link, this is not a hardware misconfiguration)

Here is an example target :

Directory[tina]: net/tina
Title[tina]: tina network
PageTop[tina]: tina network</H1>
PNGTitle[tina]: Network Utilization
Target[tina]: ifInOctets.513&ifOutOctets.513:public at * 8
Options[tina]: growright,pngdate,nopercent
MaxBytes[tina]: 1342177280
WithPeak[tina]: ymw


Ionel GARDAIS ~ ionel.gardais at geomath.fr
Junior System-Network Administrator
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