Announce: mailscanner-mrtg extensive monitoring for MailScanner machines

Sun Dec 8 16:22:52 GMT 2002

At 09:39 AM 12/8/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>   I would have last nigh, but the installation is a little tricky. I will
> probably just put out a .tar.gz today with instructions to manually
> install, then try to work on an install/uninstall script next week.
>   If you have luck with RRDTool and running on a non-linux os please let
> me know!
>   Dale

Is this script designed to be run once every XX minutes or just once a
day?  The reason I ask is I am struggling to figure out how to take a log
file that spans 24 hours and read the stats in every XX minutes and have
the script know where it "left off" so to speak.  If the script starts from
the beginning of the log file every time, that means the results it returns
will always be cumulative, e.g. if at 8:00AM there have been 100 viruses
found, at 9:00AM it may return 110 viruses found.  Are you relying on MRTG
to "take the difference" between the two values and graph it
accurately?  Otherwise, the graphs will always look like a upwards slope
that drops to 0 every 24 hours when the logfile rotates..


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