# [rrd-users] Re: reasonable maximums

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Thu Jan 1 11:33:29 MET 2004

```On Thu, 1 Jan 2004, Stephan Harren wrote:

> It's 100*1000*1000 (because 1 Megabyte means 1024*1024, but 1 Megabit
> means 1000*1000, the theoretical maximum on a FastEthernet is
> 100.000.000). But if you store the data in bytes and multiply it by 8
> when graphing, your maximum should be 12.500.000 (because the maximum is
> still 100.000.000, divided by 8  will be bytes).

Actually I multiply it by 8 when STORING it, i.e. the value stored has
been multipled.  So which should it be?  (this may just be the insomnia

-Dan

>
> HTH,
>
> Stephan
>
> Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>
> >Hi, I was unsure of how my graphs would be built initially, as I'm
> >monitoring ipfw rules with a theoretical limit of 100 megs (although in
> >theory the loopback can go faster, we'll assume it won't).
> >
> >It probably doesn't matter, but my counters return bytes, but the standard
> >seems to be bits, so I'm multiplying the data * 8.
> >
> >With this in mind, what should I set my maximum as?  Is it as simple as
> >100 * 1024 * 1024 (104857600) or am I missing something that'll bite me
> >in the behind later?
> >
> >Thanks, and happy new year.
> >
> >-Dan Mahoney
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