[mrtg] bytes v/s bits

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Oct 27 22:41:19 CET 2008

It is displaying in bits because that's what you're asking for.  You have set a default option set of 'growright', 'bits'.  So, all your targets will get this option set unless you explicitly set an alternative set on a per-target basis.

However, if you don't specify bits at all, then there are different defaults depending on your configuration.

* If you are using native MRTG then the default is in bytes.
* If you are using Routers2, then the default is in bytes UNLESS the target in question is a network interface, in which case the default is in bits.  This exception can be changed by using the option 'bytes=yes' in the routers2.conf, or overridden on a per-target basis by the extended option 'bytes'.


From: mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch [mailto:mrtg-bounces at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Georges Touma

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

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