[rrd-users] Bits/sec and GB/month

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Mon Oct 20 15:57:47 CEST 2008


Today Eric wrote:

> Hello group!
> Currently I'm not an rrdtool user but, my co-lo provider uses RRD for their
> bandwidth monitoring. Since recently they are providing me graphs with an
> Y-axis which as 'bits per second' and an X-axis which provides the time.
> On top (seperate graphic) there is a seperate graph which is tabular and
> provides me GB/month and MB/day.
> The problem is that this data is completely wrong (they are trying to overbill
> me for 800%) when I compare this number with the number of network packets on
> my NIC, or when I do 'live tests' with sending data and comparing this with
> their graphs. I'm trying to figure out how they are making this mistake.

Chances are that you see

Bits/s and GigaBYTES/month ...

there is a factor 8 between bits and bytes ...


Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
http://it.oetiker.ch tobi at oetiker.ch ++41 62 775 9902 / sb: -9900

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