How to install MRTG under Linux September 10th, 2011
MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher) is an application that allows us to observe the traffic of a network. It generates html pages with graphs which are refreshed according to our network’s current state. Its source is written in Perl and C which means that it can be installed in every Operating System we like. We will also need SNMP daemon (Simple Network Management Protocol) which gives us information for a network. The following installation was accomplished under Linux and specifically Fedora Core 6. With some little changes it can be used and under other distros.
2. SNMP server
Initially we install the packets needed for SNMP. Yum makes this job a lot easier.
Next we make snmpd service to start automatically for the runlevels we want.
# yum install net-snmp-utils net-snmp
And we start the server.
# chkconfig --level 345 snmpd
We can see that it is running in port 199.
# service snmpd start
# netstat -natv | grep ':199'
tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:199 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN Read the rest of this entry »