[rrd-users] Splitting database and graphing functionality
Duncan.Innes at virginmoney.com
Duncan.Innes at virginmoney.com
Thu May 31 11:11:18 CEST 2012
I've been using rrdtool for a number of years now, but have recently had
it come under the spotlight from our IT Security team.
As a bank, we have a strong lean towards reducing the number of installed
packages to reduce the possible attack surface for any potential issues.
To this end, I have been asked why we need to be installing a bunch of
graphics, font and rendering packages on all our servers when all we're
looking to do is record data in RRD's most of the time.
Is it possible/feasible to split the database and rendering functions of
rrdtool into separate packages? For example a base rrdtool package
containing just RRD management functionality and a modular rrdtool-graph
containing the rendering & graphing functions. This would allow security
conscious users to deploy the base rrdtool package to record data across
an estate of machines and then install the extra rrdtool-graph package on
a central machine to handle the graph rendering.
Does this sound realistic? Achievable? Worthwhile?
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