[mrtg] Newbie question

Hughes, Andy Andrew.Hughes at aquilent.com
Fri Aug 22 17:05:39 CEST 2008

Steve, thanks again. I have changed the task to run every 5 minutes, which currently means it fails every 5 minutes.

Here is a snippet that appears after manually trying to run (community string and IP changed). The hosting provider swears they have not altered the community string.  Does anything look obviously wrong?

SNMPv1_Session (remote host: "" [].161)
                  community: "xxxxxxx"
                 request ID: 1304582469
                PDU bufsize: 8000 bytes
                    timeout: 2s
                    retries: 5
                    backoff: 1)
 at C:/mrtg-2.16.2/bin\..\lib\mrtg2/SNMP_util.pm line 492
SNMPGET Problem for ifInOctets.1 ifOutOctets.1 sysUptime sysName on xxxxxxx at<mailto:xxxxxxx at>
 at mrtg line 2202
2008-08-19 09:04:54: WARNING: skipping because at least the query for ifInOctets
.1 on did not succeed
2008-08-19 09:04:54: WARNING: no data for ifInOctets&ifOutOctets:xxxxxxx at 1 Skipping further queries for Host in this round.

From: Steve Shipway [mailto:s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz]
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 12:36 AM
To: Hughes, Andy; 'mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch'
Subject: RE: Newbie question

The location of error logs depends on your system setup; I can't help you there.

MRTG will poll at 5min intervals by default only if you are using Daemon mode (you arent).  Therefore, you should set your cron job to run every 5 mins, unless you have explicitly set a 10min interval (you havent).


From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Hughes, Andy [Andrew.Hughes at aquilent.com]
Sent: Friday, 22 August 2008 5:15 a.m.
To: 'mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch'
Subject: Re: [mrtg] Newbie question

Steve, thanks very much for the response.  I will pursue what you have suggested.

I did search for some error logs but found none. Where are they hiding?

Is mrtg by default going to run every 5 minutes without my intervention, or are you saying I should change the task to run every 5 minutes instead rather than the 10 I set up?

Thanks again!

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