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From: Tony Kava <securityfocus () pottcounty com>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 10:04:07 -0600


I'm looking for a command-line utility to run on a Linux platform that can
generate some line or bar graphs based on basic data such as number of junk
e-mail messages rejected, etc.  I do use MRTG to monitor network devices in
5 minute intervals, but I'm interested in automatically generating some
graphs based on daily totals instead of constant gauge readings.  Perhaps I
can adjust interval settings for MRTG (or RRDTOOL) to accomplish this.

I don't need anything to generate the data, I can script that, but I'm
interested in what others are using to generate graphs like this.  For
example I may want to have a graph showing total junk messages rejected over
the past seven days with one bar (or line point) for each day.  This is
generally a job for a spreadsheet (i.e. Excel), but I want to automate this
so I can view the output on a web interface.

What tools are people using to generate such graphs?


Tony Kava
Senior Network Administrator
Pottawattamie County, Iowa

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