[mrtg] Why only ds0 and ds1?

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Tue May 22 03:25:14 CEST 2007

> 	Thanks for all the suggestions Steve. Actually, we do alot of
> summing in targets, calculations for temperature, etc. To be honest, I
> was doing pinging. It was to be :
> Number of pings out of 10
> Min ms RTT
> Avg ms RTT
> Max ms RTT

If you use routers2, then it has a special 'floating bar' mode for
displaying ping RTT min/max data.  You can get an average line on there
by using a userdefined graph.

However, for this sort of application (IE, lots of ping RTT data) you
should instead look at smokeping.  It's designed to do precisely this
and so it does it much better.

> 	I guess this just means I start to learn how to use
> Smokeping! :)  I originally discounted it because of "information
> overload" for the person planning on seeing the data. 

Id say it is worth the time.  If you're primarily doing lots of Ping
data, go with a package designed for the task.


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