[mrtg] Strategery for cfg file

Peter Laws plaws at ou.edu
Mon Aug 27 20:05:06 CEST 2007

Just last week, I started playing with MRTG (v2.14.5 on RHEL 5) for the 
first time in many years.

I've got a couple core routers, a dozen or so main floor switches, then 
bunches more odds'n'ends around the shop.

MRTG is working fine, but I need advice on how to manage configs.  I dumped 
all the devices into one cfg file, ran indexmaker and voila .... a huge 
ugly page with hundreds and hundreds of ports!  Not what I wanted but 
exactly what I specified.  :-)  Shouldn't it do what I mean and not what I 

What I want is a page that has one link for each device showing its 
aggregate traffic.  Click on the link, and I see the breakdown of each 
port.  What is the best way to do that?  Separate cfgs?  A different set of 
options on indexmaker?

If this is a FAQ, please point me in the direction of answers ...


Peter Laws / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma Information Technology
plaws at ou.edu

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