Home of MRTS - MRTG RRDtool Total Statistics.

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How to use it

For a more complete installation guide see this tutorial by Bjoern Weiland

To use MRTS you need to install and set up MRTG and RRDtool.

If you are a Debian GNU/Linux user just do a
apt-get install mrtg rrdtool librrds-perl
if you use another OS, you can probably figure it out youself (or you could change to Debian).

It can also be a good idea to have some standard snmp tools installed (in Debian the package is "snmp"), and if you want to log network traffic on a machine, then install a snmp server (Debian: "snmpd").

Set up the snmp server to allow read access from the machine that is running MRTG (in our example the same machine that we are logging therefore we allow access to If you are using Debian and have installed the snmpd package, you should change a line or two in "/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf". From:

com2sec paranoid   default         public
#com2sec readonly  default         public
#com2sec readwrite default         private


#com2sec paranoid  default         public
com2sec  readonly       public
#com2sec readwrite default         private

and then restart the snmp server: /etc/init.d/snmpd restart

Now you have to find out what device you want to log. You can find this out with this command:

$ snmpwalk public interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifDescr
interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifDescr.1 = lo
interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifDescr.2 = eth0

in this example, we want to log traffic on the eth0, so the number we must use is 2.

Set up the mrtg config file (Debian: "/etc/mrtg.cfg") with something like this:

# Global configuration
WorkDir: /var/log/mrtg
WriteExpires: Yes
Logformat: rrdtool

#For every machine
Target[name-of-machine]: 2:public@
MaxBytes[name-of-machine]: 12500000

In the "Target" line you see the number 2 we found before, and in "MaxBytes" we have set how many bytes the device maximum can transfer (100Mbit * 1000000bit/Mbit / 8byte/bit = 12500000byte).

Now all you have to do is put mrts.php in the web scope and browse into it. (maybe you have to change something in the top of mrts.php)

You can't run the script in "safe mode php", if you server does this as standard, you have to put something like this in your httpd.conf:

<Directory "/path/to/mrts">
 php_admin_value safe_mode 0

Made by Thor Dreier