[rrd-users] Re: rrdtool fetch question- what is what?

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Sat May 17 12:21:33 MEST 2003

On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 04:11:38PM -0700, John Giordano wrote:

> foo moved:  39.7927987740375 GigaBytes for 4/1/03 2:30pm to 5/1/03 2:30pm (this would be for both INBOUND and OUTBOUND)

It seems you are mixing output from the command with your own remarks.
Please don't.  This makes it hard to follow.

> serengeti# cat working-cmd-month-stdout-IN
> ./rrdtool graph /dev/null  --start '4/1/03 2:30pm' --end '5/1/03 2:30pm' DEF:inoctets=myrouter.rrd:ds0:AVERAGE CDEF:in=inoctets,8,* PRINT:in:AVERAGE:"%lf"
> ##This is inoctets multiplied by 8 thereby giving me bits

> serengeti# ./working-cmd-month-stdout-OUT
> 0x0
> 65164.533407 / 8 * 86400 * 30 = 21113136000

> serengeti# ./working-cmd-month-stdout-IN
> 0x0
> 65978.750124 / 8 * 86400 * 30 = 21376872000
> serengeti#

So the output would be




On average this user has approximately 65 kbps outbound and 66 kbps inbound.
This is pretty low.  On a graph this will show up as a couple of lines on
top of the X-Axis, especially if there are larger peaks to, say, 2 Mbps.

Let's work with 64 kbps just to make easy example numbers.  64 kilobit
each second.  That's 64*3600 = 230400 kilobit or 230 megabit per hour.
It's also 64*86400 = 5529600 kilobit or 6629 megabit or 6.6 gigabit per day.

6.6 gigabit per day...  times 30 for a month, divide by 8 for bytes, this
is about 24 GBytes.

The traffic is full duplex so 24*2 = 48 GBytes.  *Why* is there no way
this user consumed 42 GB of precious bandwidth ?

You say it yourself, the traffic looks normal,  as do the calculations.
42 GB *is* a normal number.

Much of what looks like rudeness in hacker circles is not intended to give
offence. Rather, it's the product of the direct, cut-through-the-bullshit
communications style that is natural to people who are more concerned about
solving problems than making others feel warm and fuzzy.


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