[lug] mrtg to watch eth0

charles at lunarmedia.net charles at lunarmedia.net
Wed Feb 21 12:19:47 MST 2001

how can i tell if mrtg is truly collecting the data?
to test, i am running snmpd without a .conf file. according to the man
page, it should run by default with RO and a string of 'public'.

i have a cronjob set up to poll the localbox every 5 minutes.

however, after running mrtg by hand, and receiving no errors, i am not
seeing anything show up on the graphs.

is there a flat file i can check to ensure this is working?

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Alan Robertson wrote:

> 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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