[mrtg] mrtg : option when mrtg cannot reach the targeted device

Darren Murphy darren at victoriajd.com
Wed Nov 30 11:33:21 CET 2016

On 29 November 2016 at 16:27,  <david.neau at orange.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Does someone can explain what are the configuration options when mrtg cannot
> reach the target ?

If MRTG cannot reach the target, then there will be no data for that
polling cycle.
The default behaviour in this case is to repeat the last value.
If this is not desirable, then the 'unknaszero' option may be used,
which will cause MRTG to log all unknown values as zero.

So essentially, there are two options:

1. Repeat the last known value
2. Log as zero

See http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/doc/mrtg-reference.en.html


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