[mrtg] Re: shorter polling interval

PAUL WILLIAMSON pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Thu Oct 19 18:45:38 MEST 2006

>>> "eb10005 at gmail.com" <eb10005 at gmail.com> 10/19/06 11:17 AM >>>
> The default interval for MRTG is a 5 minute average.  Is it 
> possible to shorten this interval?  Ideally, I'd like to poll the 
> router every 5 or 10 seconds for bandwidth utilization.  I didn't 
> see this option in the docs.  Has anyone done this?  Thanks.
> - Ethan

Sort of, from the docs...


"Note that unless you are using rrdtool you can not set Interval to
than 5 minutes. If you are using rrdtool you can set interval down to 1

minute. Note though, setting the Interval for an rrdtool/mrtg setup
influence the initial creation of the database. If you change the
later, all existing databases will remain at the resolution they were
created with."


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