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Re: OT: question re. the Volume of unwanted email (fwd)
From: just me <matt () snark net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 14:39:44 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, Andy Dills wrote:

  Yeah, mea culpa :)

  Don't know why you have your graphs set up that way, unless you have no
  other way of reporting aggregate scores for the day...


  "In the absence of 'gauge' or 'absolute' options, MRTG treats variables as
  counters and calculates the difference between the current and the
  previous value and divides that by the elapsed time between the last two
  readings to get the value to be plotted."

  Sounds like you have 'gauge" option set where you shouldn't...unless that
  is exactly how you want the graphs to behave, in which case I'll shut up
  and respect your right to run mrtg any way you want. :)

My configuration lets me see daily totals as well as rate vs.
time-of-day pretty easily. Using "absolute", the only thing I'd be
able to see is a running total. I like the ability to compare traffic
between days, as well as see when the bulk of my mail is delivered-
any anomalous traffic is pretty easy to spot.


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