[mrtg] bytes v/s bits

Gary Shine gshine at netlink.info
Mon Oct 27 17:31:02 CET 2008



From: Georges Touma [mailto:georges.touma at navlink.com] 
Sent: 27 October 2008 11:08
To: 'Anson Rinesmith'; mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: Re: [mrtg] bytes v/s bits


Apologies for the confusion:


It is showing bytes instead of bits although I have the bits option set.


Best Regards,

Georges Touma


From: Anson Rinesmith [mailto:arinesmith at bigrivertelephone.com] 
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 5:53 PM
To: 'Georges Touma'; mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: RE: [mrtg] bytes v/s bits


After I sent my first reply, I noticed you did have the Options statement in
the header, but I also noticed what I think is your problem.

You are saying that it's showing bits instead of bytes, yet you have bits in
the Options?



From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mailto:mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch]
On Behalf Of Georges Touma
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 8:42 AM
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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