It gives you a very detailed view of traffic on your network, allowing you =
to track throughput per IP and per protocol. However, it's quite a bit har=
der to set up than MRTG.
Besides bandwidth, a few things I use MRTG to graph are:
# of open files on the file server
# of nat translations on the router
Server room temperature (via apc monitoring box)
Ping response time from google
If the data you want to graph isn't accessible via SNMP, you can even write=
a little perl script that will grab the data and pass it to MRTG in the co=
From: A forum for independent school educators [mailto:ISED-L@LISTSERV.SYR.=
EDU] On Behalf Of Jason Johnson
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: ISED - bandwidth
MRTG is something of an industry standard for ISPs
The nice thing is it takes snmp feeds and can be used for a range of things=
(e.g. I used it to monitor printers and their daily usage).
Jason at email@example.com
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