[Nagiosplug-devel] Nagios : plugins - check_mrtgtraf

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Sat Mar 5 08:52:21 CET 2005

Alain Gachet wrote:
> Hi,
> I've read on the plugin's help that " The calculated i/o rates are a little
> off from what MRTG actually reports"
> I've had that issue, BUT to solve it i have modified
> kilo[myrouter]: 1024
> The default value is 1000. i don t know why the don t use the real size.

Because bandwidth usage is often measured in bits, not bytes. The proper 
formula would be
(octets * 8) / 1000
to get the value in kbits.

> But now i/o rates are exactly the same .

And both are in the same, wonky uom.

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
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