[mrtg] bytes v/s bits

Gary Shine gshine at netlink.info
Mon Oct 27 15:43:55 CET 2008

Your config says bits and you say it reports in bits - Looks good to me.


Change the bits to bytes or remove it as I think bytes is the default.



From: Georges Touma [mailto:georges.touma at navlink.com] 
Sent: 27 October 2008 09:42
To: mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: [mrtg] bytes v/s bits


Hello List,


We are facing an issue with MRTG where the Bandwidth utilization on the
polled equipment is showing in bits instead of bytes.


Below is the header of mrtg.cfg file  (Options[_]:bits is set):


EnableIPv6: no

WorkDir: /rddbs/

Options[_]: bits,growright

RunAsDaemon: Yes

LogFormat: rrdtool

PathAdd: /data/rrdtool-1.2.19/bin

LibAdd: /data/rrdtool-1.2.19/lib/perl

Forks: 4




I tried to set the option under the monitored interfaces themselves but this
did not help.


##### Customer: tools

## x.x.x.x - Interface 3


Target[mytools_my-router-1_3.interfacegigabitethernet0-0]: 3:public@ x.x.x.x

MaxBytes[mytools_my-router-1_3.interfacegigabitethernet0-0]: 12500000

Title[mytools_my-router-1_3.interfacegigabitethernet0-0]: Traffic Analysis
for mytools x.x.x.x 3

Options[_]: bits,growright



I also found a post where setting the 64 bit counters helped but it did not
work for me even though my equipment supports 64 bit counters.


Target[mytools_my-router-1_3.interfacegigabitethernet0-0]: 3:public@



Any ideas/suggestions are highly appreciated.


Best regards,

Georges Touma 
System and Network Specialist
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