[lug] mrtg to watch eth0

Alan Robertson alanr at unix.sh
Wed Feb 21 06:56:27 MST 2001

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 10:09:07PM -0700, Alan Robertson wrote:
> >Yep.  I've used it.  It works well.  You need to configure SNMP on your
> >linux box correctly, and run an appropriate SNMP daemon, and it works fine.
> Or you can just write a simple script to pull the data out of /proc/uptime
> and /proc/net.  Probably easier than dealing with SNMP...

On the other hand, MRTG really likes SNMP.  I've done it both ways.  The
Linux SNMP daemons are pretty cool, and can tell you all kinds of cool
things that you might want to graph.  

	-- Alan Robertson
	   alanr at unix.sh

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