95th percentile - the sociology study.

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Mon Feb 27 22:21:51 UTC 2006

> > 1 tried to convince me that modern equipment can't handle being sampled
> >    more often than every 5 minutes.
On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 04:45:18PM -0500, Bill Nash wrote:
> I hope you disabused him/her of this notion. 

I didn't try to disabuse anyone of any notion - other than the fact that I
didn't need help implementing 95th percentile - in hopes that they would
answer the survey.  Even without trying to answer I ended up in far too
many conversations :-(

> Note: If you're small enough that you're still using MRTG, you can likely 
> just ignore everything I just wrote.
Er... MRTG out of the box.  Some people have extended MRTG/rrdtool usage
extensively.  You can get a lot of use out of RRDTool if you are willing to
write your own tools to (ab)use it.

But yes, generally true ;-)

Jo Rhett
senior geek
SVcolo : Silicon Valley Colocation

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