[rrd-users] Re: xff insufficiently documented & traffic volume recording

Tobias Oetiker oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Tue Jan 17 15:48:14 MET 2006

Today Alex van den Bogaerdt wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 01:05:04PM +0100, Michael Bunk wrote:
> > Reading the sourcecode, I found that it can take values from 0 to 1 and now it
> > makes sense. Therefore, please rename it to "upr" aka "unknown period ratio"
> > and mention the allowed range in the man page.
> I agree Ratio would have been better than Factor.  I still like
> X-Files, so my suggestion would be "xfr".  However, that looks too
> much like "transfer" thus is not an appropriate change.

Hi Michael,

patches to the documentation would be the best thing todo ... since
the xff has been named that for 6 years now it is not an option to
change its name ... but I am very happy with documentation
improvements ...

> You are welcome to submit patches to any part of the program, including
> its documentation.  Edit the file 'rrdcreate.pod' and submit the differences,
> preferably in the right format as described in file README in the top of
> the distribution directory tree.

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