[mrtg] How can I get totals instead of rates ?

Sean Cheesman scheesman at caeveo.com
Sun Dec 14 19:10:06 CET 2008

It's a forum trying to answer your question, so why the attitude?  You asked something that's not possible, so people are giving you options.  Fee free to hire a programmer to create an application from scratch if this free, publicly-supported solution doesn't work for you.

From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Dan White [ygor at comcast.net]
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2008 1:02 PM
To: mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: Re: [mrtg] How can I get totals instead of rates ?

'Scuse me, but is this a support mailing list for MRTG or for Routers2 ?

My main objection to trying Routers2 is that it requires a web server.
All I want is to be able to monitor my own bandwidth use.
I do not want to have to set up a web server just to do that.

On Dec 14, 2008, at 10:30 AM, Lyle Giese wrote:
> Dan
> Steve is trying to tell you that:
> 1) It can not be done with plain MRTG or it's would be very
> difficult to
> implement.
> 2) It's easy to accomplish if you use the routers2 frontend instead.
> It's not that hard to implement routers2 as the frontend.
> Lyle
> Dan White wrote:
>> Thanks, but I am not using Routers2, just vanilla MRTG
>> Any clues out there for this clueless one about how to get the number
>> I want ?
>> On Dec 13, 2008, at 6:05 PM, Steve Shipway wrote:
>>> If you are using the Routers2 frontend, then enable 'total and 95th
>>> percentile mode' by placing 'percentile=yes' in the routers2.conf.
>>> This will then report totals over the graph time window for rate-
>>> based calculations.
>>> We use this feature to keep track of Internet usage at home on a
>>> per-teenager basis...
>>> Steve
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch]
>>> On Behalf Of ygor at comcast.net [ygor at comcast.net]
>>> Sent: Sunday, 14 December 2008 6:38 a.m.
>>> To: mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
>>> Subject: [mrtg] How can I get totals instead of rates ?
>>> I have set up MRTG to watch my Apple Airport.
>>> It works great, but I cannot get the numbers I want.  I want to get
>>> a total of packets sent/received on the interface between the
>>> Airport and the cable modem.
>>> I have searched for how to configure MRTG to get the numbers you
>>> want, but I cannot find the answer to this.
>>> Thanks.

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