Network IP analysis?

Havard.Eidnes at Havard.Eidnes at
Fri Jun 27 20:18:26 UTC 1997

> MRTG is a great graphing tool for small applications.  Unfortunately
> the package does not scale very well for my purposes.  The snmp polling
> and data storage in the logfiles are areas that I have problems with
> using MRTG.  Are there any other viable alternatives to MRTG, or are
> there any existing mods to mrtg that graph right out of a file rather
> than polling for itself?   I already have the data I need and would
> like to reuse it.  If possible I would like to have a package that
> is separated into 3 sections.  One section can be called upon to
> do polling or gathering data out of a repository.  The second can
> be called upon to do statistics runs.  The 3rd can be called to provide
> graphs on demand.

The package I have been fiddling with on and off for a while and
which was recently named "NORDstat" may do some of what you want.
It has a simple textual and easily understood (hah!) format for the
raw data files, so that it should not be too difficult to convert
the data you already have to this format.  It has separate modules
to produce graphs and tabular textual reports, and the graphs (and
the tabular reports++) can be presented via a WWW interface (the WWW
setup is even cache-friendly).  Some of the plotting scripts fetch
the data from the tabular reports, some fetch them directly from the
raw data files.

I have recently made the package available for testing, you can
reach it (together with "live data" for NORDUnet) at

If there is interest I may set up a few mailing lists for
information dissemination about the package, typically an -announce
list and list for general discussion of the package.  If any of you
are interested in this, send me e-mail.


- Håvard

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