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 From:  "T. Lechat" <m0n0wall at lechat dot org>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] some notes on how we added traffic graphs to m0n0wall...
 Date:  Sat, 3 Apr 2004 03:44:12 +0200
Hi all.

> To be honest, I'm surprised that m0n0wall isn't using rrdtool to generate
> it's graphs. SVG is cool and all, but why go through all that trouble,
when
> you could just dump data to rrdtool every few seconds. And since it's a
> round robin database, the filesize is constant, so it won't eat up your
> compact flash card's memory. If you want the graph to update automagically
> every 15 seconds, just use javascript to reload the image at a certain
> interval.
>

Just a precision : With the SVG traffic grapher, there is absolutely NO
stockage on m0n0wall disk or CF or memory, so this way doesn't eat up your
compact flash card's memory. All data are saved by your browser for just
20s. And you can see that your memory browser is not eated up too.

Traffic grapher is just an instant shoot of what happens on your Interfaces.
Consider it for that, and not as an rrdtools-like for a long way analisys.

Sure, you right, I think both are useful. But I think too that m0n0wall is
not a traffic analyser box. As an Extension why not (-;

- Thierry