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Re: patrolling network thoughput (Niels Dettenbach) writes:

>just btw:
>Afaik RRDTool is the "advanced" version of MRTG - Tobi Oetiker byself forke=
>MRTG into RRDTool because of the limitations within MRTG (performance,=20
>graphing options) and he recommends to use RRDTool "within" MRTG too.

Neither RRD nor MRTG actually know anything about network throughput
but only about data storage and graphing. They rely on helper
scripts to provide the data. The mrtg package from pkgsrc includes
such a script

which just calls netstat and uptime and parses the output.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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