[mrtg] The meaning of "k" in MRTG (k Bits per Second)

Eric Brander mailinglists at rednarb.com
Fri Apr 13 16:50:37 CEST 2007

On 4/13/07, Pfirter Lukas <lp at rpag.ch> wrote:
>  Hello list.
> I use MRTG on a couple of routers in my company and wanted to ask, how the
> data is displayed in the diagrams. I found a lot in the configuration manual
> and in the logfile description. But I have not found a description of what
> the generated "k" means. Does it actually mean* 1024* or* 1000*? My graphs
> are all displayed in xxxx k Bits per Second.
> When I use an unscaled diagram with "MaxBytes" = 262'144 (the router has
> max 2048 kbit/s), the MRTG graph's top line says* 2120 k Bits per Second*.
> But shouldn't it display* 2048 k Bits per Second* there? (262144 byte =
> 262144*8 bit = 2097152 bit = 2097152/1024 kbit = 2048 kbit.)

Check for the KILO option in the reference.html. You can define what the
multiplier is and the default is 1000.

Eric Brander
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