[mrtg] Documentation improvement propose - CORRECTION

Petr Lázňovský lazna at volny.cz
Mon Aug 26 00:13:21 CEST 2013

unfortunatelly there is an error in step 3, MRTG program file path missing. Corrected command:

nssm.exe install mrtg-traffic_monitor "c:\Perl\bin\wperl.exe" "c:\monitoring\mrtg\bin\mrtg" "c:\monitoring\config\traffic_monitor.cfg" 

Sorry, L.

> Propose replace "HOW TO SETUP MRTG AS A WINDOWS SERVICE" section of this page:

> http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/doc/mrtg-nt-guide.en.html

> with:

> ------------------------------------

> How to install mrtg as a windows service:

> 1. Download NSSM 

> http://nssm.cc/download/?page=download

> 2. Unzip the suitable nssm.exe binary into desired folder

> 3. Run following command in cmdline window: 

> nssm.exe install mrtg-traffic_monitor "c:\Perl\bin\wperl.exe" "c:\monitoring\config\traffic_monitor.cfg"

> where:

> Replace "mrtg-traffic_monitor" with your custom service name
> Replace "c:\Perl\bin\wperl.exe" with full path to wperl binary
> Replace "c:\monitoring\config\traffic_monitor.cfg" with full path to your config file 

> 5. If you want to see a service description in the 'services.msc' console:

> Go to regedit HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<service_name> section, create new String value named Description and put your service description into 'Value data' field:

> but this is not mandatory.

> To remove service from your system, type following command:

> nssm remove mrtg-traffic_monitor

> --------------------------------

> Reasons:

> - NSSM handle error situations much better than srvany
> - Easier install and remove services
> - Fully scriptable, suitable for install automation

> Personally run mrtg on NSSM (on Win2k3) for 4 years with full satisfaction. 

> L.

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