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Re: patrolling network thoughput

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 08:09:12AM +0000, Michael van Elst wrote:
> (Niels Dettenbach) writes:
> >just btw:
> >Afaik RRDTool is the "advanced" version of MRTG - Tobi Oetiker byself forke=
> >d=20
> >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.

Just to add to the collection, I used to monitor a College's network
traffic using netramet (then a lex parser -> postgresql database)



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